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Portugal: Musical Traditions
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Portugal: Musical Traditions
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Portugal has a rich heritage of musical styles localized in different part of the country. These 1988 recordings of dances, songs, and instrumental music include dance music and a ballad from the northeast, ritual songs fr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Portugal: Musical Traditions
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 3/21/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074043523

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Portugal has a rich heritage of musical styles localized in different part of the country. These 1988 recordings of dances, songs, and instrumental music include dance music and a ballad from the northeast, ritual songs from the central eastern region, unaccompanied vocal polyphony from the south, instrumental music played on Portuguese guitars from the central city of Coimbra, and some examples of folk revival traditions from the Tagus valley and the northwestern region. Includes a deluxe 76-page booklet with map, photographs, and ntoes in English and Portuguese. 30 tracks. 70 minutes. "An impressive collection...highly listenable and substantial introduction to the regional styles and textures of Portuguese traditional musics." ?Folkroots (UK)

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Luis Ramos | Seattle, WA, United States | 07/12/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is a good album, but I recommend mostly to Portuguese people or fans of traditional music. Keep in mind that this is really the "raw" and "pure" sound that people play, dance, and sing in the Portuguese countryside. Many musicians sell abuns which they claim to be traditional music but it is very different from the actual folk music. This is the real stuff."