The medieval repertoires which appear in these programs (Cantigas de Santa María and Rondelli of the Notre-Dame School of Paris, both from the 13thc. as well as extracts of some liturgical dramas from the same period) were chosen for their rhythmic, melodic, thematic and formal similarities with the Spanish traditional music. The traditional repertoire featured in these programs is anchored in the pagan rituals prior to the christianization of the Iberian Peninsula: songs for processions , blessing of harvest, but also lullabies and love songs.
OLVIDADAS – Music at Ravensbrück Women’s Concentration Camp
In 2023 Cantaderas had the unique opportunity to research the repertoire sung by Spanish women, imprisoned at the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Germany. After a year of work a new and special program is born: OLVIDADAS, presenting many beautiful melodies from different regions of Spain and offering a rich spectrum of sonorities.
With this research project Cantaderas investigated the circumstances of life on a deeper level and realised that the solidarity and hope that these women shared and gave to each other sufficed to find the strength to sing in this inhuman environment.
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