Artist Profiles: Pere Joan & Manel Martorell

Pere Joan & Manel Martorell

The Martorell brothers, Pere Joan and Manel have been active in the traditional dance festivals in the villages of Mallorca (Spain) since they were very young. In 1993 they made their first performance as musicians at La Real festival and since then they have become an established duo performing regularly both in Mallorca and abroad.

They have been members of a number of groups playing traditional Majorcan music including Voramar, The Xeremiers (pipers) of Son Roca and Al-Mayurqa and they have been featured on a number of CDs released by these groups. They play a variety of different traditional instruments including Majorcan bagpipes, pipe and tabor, guitar, lute and archlute.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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