Spain 1952-1953

Alan Lomax’s Spanish field recordings, made in 1952 during the Franco regime, bear witness to a time in Spanish cultural history which remains relatively obscure. Made in cooperation with the BBC, the collection was recorded with the assistance of Jeannette “Pip” Bell and with the collaboration of Eduardo Torner, Juan Uria Riu, Julio Caro Baroja, Antonio Mari, Walter Starkie, and Radio Nacional. It samples the folk music of Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Castile, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, Mallorca and Ibiza, Murcia, Navarro, the Pais Vasco, and Santander, and includes vaqueiradas, albaes, desafios, and pig castrators’ panpipe melodies.

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Session Region,Country Date
Barcelona 6/52 Cataluña, Spain
Unidentified Spain 1952-1953 Spain (unspecified), Spain
Palma 6/52 Islas Baleares, Spain
Valldemossa 7/52 Islas Baleares, Spain
Consell-Oriente 7/52 Islas Baleares, Spain
Sóller 7/52 Islas Baleares, Spain
Formentera 7/52 Islas Baleares, Spain
Ibiza & Formentera 7/52 Islas Baleares, Spain
Ibiza 7/52 Islas Baleares, Spain
Tavernes de la Valldigna 8/52 Valencia, Spain
Valencia City 8/52 Valencia, Spain
Unidentified Castilla y Leon 8/52 Castilla y León, Spain
Zeanuri 8/52 País Vasco, Spain
Granada I 9/52 Andalucía, Spain
Granada II 9/54 Andalucía, Spain
Gaucín 9/52 Andalucía, Spain
Jérez de la Frontera 9/52 Andalucía, Spain
Coria 9/52 Andalucía, Spain
Seville 9/52 Andalucía, Spain
Bormujos 9/52 Andalucía, Spain
Albarracin 10/52 Aragón, Spain
Burgos 10/52 Castilla y León, Spain
Val de San Lorenzo 10/52 Castilla y León, Spain
Lumago de Laciana 11/52 Castilla y León, Spain
Unidentified Asturias 11/52 Asturias, Spain
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