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GET TO KNOW THE COROS
Why Coros Muts?
Because it is no longer sung, as it was originally.
Departure parade on the Saturday before the Pentecost and the return and procession on Easter Monday, Granada.
How many Coros?
Currently there are 17 Coros, 6 women and 11 men.
The participants paraded with their cutlery hanging down and with their work tools on their shoulders: net patching needles, axes, oars, rudders,… Sometimes adorned with ribbons or bells.
Currently by coach, originally in wagons, usually in locations in Catalonia, on occasion it has gone to Mallorca or Valencia.
The 1st Axe leads the parade, followed by the 2nd Axe, Esquadra (6 to 10), 3rd Axe, formation of 2 and the orchestra.
To the rhythm of the orchestra, the parade respects the line and the movements back and forth inside and outside, with a totally genuine dance.
Lluís © Vicens Forner Orchestra
Each coro has its own band that accompanies it both during the parade on Saturday and the return on Monday.
All the participants are dressed the same way, except for the 1st and 2nd Axe.
The pasodoble evolved to batucada. Ven y Ven (from the Jai-Ca bar) were the first ones to use batucada in the late 80s and early 90s. But it was sometimes too repetitive for such long parades, so it was modified by adding wind instruments. This combination of batucada and wind is typical of the Coros of Barceloneta. In any case, each coro has its own tastes and indicates it to its band. The repertoire is something very open. Nowadays, all but the most traditional ones, like Els Tranquils, mix batucada and wind.
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