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The Azores maintain some authentic musical traditions

The Azores maintain some authentic musical traditions, such as the traditional chamarrita dance to a 3/4 rhythm traditionally played on the violin. This is a dance that has many versions  and is done in a circle with a caller who calls out directions to the dancers. The cantares ao desafio is a fun tradition where two men, and more and more a man and a woman, take to an improvised poetic battle in song, have to be inspired and reply based on the verses of the other person.  Fado has inroads in the Azores, too – being offered in some cites, and in special events.  There are lot of local folklore groups, string bands, and music festivals. 1433508




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