Xeremiers de Sa Calatrava, from heyday to unemployment: a life dedicated to the xeremies, the Mallorcan bagpipes

Balosso-Bardin, Cassandre (2016) Xeremiers de Sa Calatrava, from heyday to unemployment: a life dedicated to the xeremies, the Mallorcan bagpipes. Yearbook for Traditional Music, 48 . pp. 48-70. ISSN 0740-1558

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This article focuses on the bibliography of the Xeremiers de Sa Calatrava, two men who dedicated their lives to Mallorcan traditional music. The story of these individuals is inseparable from the Mallorcan music revival, partly triggered by their relentless will to develop the instrument, catering it to their artistic needs as musicians. I examine their direct and indirect influence on the traditional musical world, from their beginnings as teenage folk musicians to their heyday in the 1990s and 2000s as well as the re-invention of their identity in the context of the 2008 crisis that severely hit Mallorcan traditional culture.

L'article està centrat en la bibliografia dels Xeremiers de Sa Calatrava, dos homes que van dedicar la seva vida a la música tradicional mallorquina. La seva història és inseparable del renaixament de la música mallorquina, en part iniciada per la seva gran voluntat per desenvolupar l'instrument, adaptant-lo a les seves necesitats artístiques com a músics. Aquí m'interesso per la seva influència directa i indirecta en el món de la música tradicional: tant en els seus principis a l'adolescència fins als seus èxits als anys 1990 i 2000, com en la reivindicació de les seves identitats durant el context de la crisi econòmica de 2008 que va impactar de manera dràstica en la cultura tradicional mallorquina.

Keywords:Mallorca, bagpipes, xeremies, ethnomusicology, identity and music, music education, instrument making, Musicians, folk music, NotOAChecked
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W310 Musicianship/Performance studies
L Social studies > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
W Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
W Creative Arts and Design > W390 Music not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W360 Musical Instrument History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
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Deposited On:15 May 2017 15:46

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