Spain

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Rounder Records
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Newly edited and introduced by Josep Martí y Perez

A remarkable document of a splendid musical heritage that has profoundly influenced the world’s music. In this sampler Basque war cries, Galician bagpipes, asturianadas; Castilian ballads; Andalusian fandangos and saetas; ancient songs from Santander, Murica, Mallorca, and Ibiza; and work songs, lullabies, and dances from every region all attest to the integrity and diversity of the Spanish folk song tradition in an era when folk music was still an integral part of daily living. Includes the “Alborada de Vigo,” which Miles Davis used as the thematic motif in his Sketches of Spain.