We found the following primer on Spanish music history, from Enforex, while browsing the Web this morning. A few excerpts:
Spanish Music History It comes as no surprise that the evolution of Spanish music is every bit as extensive and diverse as Spain’s history. No other European country boasts such a unique melting pot of musical elements, each plucked from the various cultures of Spains past.
Spanish Music History: Early On Part of what makes Spain so fascinating is the wide range of cultures that have woven their way into its history and culture. During the first eras of Spain’s existence, meshing cultures inadvertently impacted each other on every level- and without a doubt contributed significantly to the history of Spanish music. The early Romans brought along ideas and music of neighboring Greece, the rise of the Visigoths saw the flourishing of sacred music and chants stemming from the Church, and under the tolerante Moors, Jewish, Christian, and Moorish music simultaneously blossomed. Regional music was on the rise, but with the reconquista that rise came to a screeching halt as the government declared a prohibition of such music.
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