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Manuel Roldán Galisteo, 2010 in Unesco ICH website
Title, name | Titulo, nombre | Título, nome
Tamboradas drum-playing rituals
Short description | Descripción corta | Descrição resumida
Tamboradas drum-playing rituals are loud, group rituals based on the simultaneous, intense beating of thousands of drums, played uninterruptedly for days and nights in public spaces in towns and villages. Each year, this creates a captivating landscape of sound and identity in an atmosphere charged with emotion and an intense feeling of collective communion. The tamboradas are part of the Catholic Holy Week celebrations, and have special significance according to different places, days and times. Everywhere, whether religious and devotional or secular and playful, the practice creates a landscape of sensations and mutual respect. The costumes, instruments, drum beats and drum rolls generate a rich local craft in which families and women play an important role. Shared meals in public spaces also enhance the feeling of friendliness. Communities prepare for the ritual all year round and are organized into different groups.
Community or culture | Comunidad o cultura | Comunidade ou cultura
Practitioners, Autor | Practicantes, Autores | Praticantes, Autores
organized groups
Museum | Museo | Museu
Place | Local | Local
Country | País
Language | Idioma


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Adarve Producciones 2011 in Unesco ICH website
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María del Carmen Navarro Roquer, 2010 in Unesco ICH website
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Guillermo A. Paterna Alfaro, 2007 in Unesco ICH website
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Ayuntamiento de l'Alcora in Unesco ICH website
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José Antonio Gutierrez González, 2010 in Unesco ICH website


Origin, history | Origen, historia | Origem, história
Associated heritage | Patrimonio asociado | Património associado
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Present condition | Condición actual | Estado actual
Threats | Amenazas | Ameaças
Safeguard | Salguardia | Salvaguarda
Bibliography | Bibliografía | Bibliografia


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Domain | Dominio | Domínio
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Materials & techniques | Materiales y técnicas | Materiais & Tecnicas
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Aditional info | Información adicional | Informação adicional


Domain | Dominio | Dominío
Social practices rituals and festive events | Prácticas sociales y eventos festivos | Práticas sociais e celebrações
Category | Categoria
Cyclical festivities | Fiestas cíclicas | Festividades cíclicas
Periodicity | Periodicidad | Periodicidade
Transmission | Trasmisión | Transmissão
Transmitted within the groups by the most experienced individuals, and the transmission process generates a strong sense of belonging to the group and a deep connection with the ritual among the entire community. Various events ensure the intergenerational transmission of the practice, such as children’s and national tamboradas, drum roll and embroidery workshops, and competitions.