Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rondallas Contest in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2017



Another species of carnival group in Santa Cruz de Tenerife are the rondallas. A rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments played with the plectrum or pick and generally known as plectrum instruments. It originated in Medieval Spain, especially in Catalonia, Aragon, Murcia, and Valencia. The tradition was later taken to Spanish America and elsewhere. The word rondalla is from the Spanish ronda, meaning "serenade."

Here is coverage of the Rondallas Contest this year in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Certamen Rondallas S/C Tenerife 2017

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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