Folk Music from the Andalusian Oral Tradition


De chanza y fiesta (CLCD 199, 2003)

This vocal group is based in the province of Sevilla in Andalusia (southern Spain). While Andalusia is world renowned for being the cradle of Flamenco, it also includes a rich variety of folk music that is not part of the Flamenco tradition. Trébede compiles and reworks traditional songs and dances primarily
from the Andalusian oral tradition. The songs researched by Trébede include romances, Sephardic songs, coplas, and ánimas (Christian songs). The accompaniment is not very elaborate: guitars and percussion. The CD booklet includes lyrics and sheet music.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.