charanga





A charanga is a group of professional musicians that are hired by the local town halls to play at all the fiestas. Good to know my taxes are going to good use...

Thanks Lisa for this great idea! Next week´s theme is "staple foods." Caitlin, sweetheart, do you mind picking the next theme?

Thank you for all your sweet comments. I feel better already!

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Comments

I love that the town halls hire musicians for the fiestas...it does seem a good use of tax money :)

How are you holding up in your children's absence? xoxo
aimee said…
music is worth tax dollars for sure! what is that guy drinking? i bet you are paying for that, too!
Daan said…
Yihaa for the music!

i have to studie on staplefoods ;-)
Joyce said…
I love music so I'm for the town hall hiring this kind of entertainment. I'm so for having what the one guy is drinking!!!

Have a golden day my friend! xoxo
Dorte said…
How do they sound??? Before and after the Tinto Verano/Sangria?

My post is scheduled for tomorrow morning ... Now to see the fireworks of San Juan from my terasse :-)
Di said…
Cool musicians. We too have brass bands playing in the bandstand in the park in the summer (but I missed photographing them on Sunday so will post something else instead!)
Crescent Moon said…
Sounds like fun!
I can think of worse things my government can do with my taxes.
caitlin said…
That's awesome! I love how in the last one he is holding a drink as big as his instrument.

I would love to pick a theme. I was thinking it would be interesting to do places of worship.. or places of reflection. A place you can go and just be. You know? Does that even make sense?
jgy said…
Let the music begin,

I love the light and clarity in your photos. Beautiful.
They really sing♬
Great pics, such a bevy of different instruments, must have sounded good.
Pamela said…
Great post, Jane. I love to go to local fiestas and celebrations like this - one of the posts from last week showed a religious procession and it reminded me of when we stumbled on St. Anthony's Feast in the Little Italy section of Boston. The revelers there were accompanied the the marching band of the Sons of Italy. It was awesome - a real neighborhood celebration.
Lisa said…
Fauna did a cornerview this week. Her site is http://3blackinkspots.blogspot.com

She would be thrilled if you visited.

BTW, thanks for the beautiful photo and the lollies for the girls. How cool that they came on Rainy's birthday and that Salvador designed the lolly wrappers. Thanks so much, the girls loved the.

Lisa :)
McGillicutty said…
Great pictures... and I can't think of a better way to spend your money! See you tomorrow at my Cornerview... if I can come up with something real quick like!!! besos... Ali.
Guusje said…
What are staple foods, :-))))))))))) ????
MisterE said…
Music is a great way for taxes to be spent I think. At least you get some enjoyment out of it. Although it must be hard to play with one had while holding that drink! I bet he still sounds better then me. How fun to have something like that, thanks for sharing.
B said…
Oh, yes! They are always fun!
Sammi said…
Tax seems to go a lot further in Spain and used to keep the public happy, as Spanish fiestas do of course keep us all happy :o)
Cabrizette said…
It's a very good idea... I'll ask to my village if they want a charanga !!! Great post Jane ! Bise
Anna said…
i can just hear the music in these photos! it's great.
kim said…
to which instrument is caitlin referring? love those pictures! i'll be right over to hear! (and please don't ask me what i'm doing up at 3 am - who knows?
kim said…
that's knows)
Fiesta... Great shots Jane !! I can ear the music !!!! Have a nice day !
isabelle said…
I was wondering what the saxophonist is drinking ???
¡Oh,sí, charanga! I'm dancing! You are right! The uniforms(it's traffic police band) are nice; but the traffic in Rome it's chaotic!
(Maybe they are afraid to ruin their stylish uniform!lol
Allison said…
Hmmmm, taxes to pay for a band... oh, the things they do in Europe. But still yet, I am always thrilled to run into neat little traditional things like this.
Dorit said…
Great pictures! I'm hoping to be back on the corner-view challenge next week. This is such an inspiring project, you have started, Jane!
Sophie said…
That's sounds great!
Jeanette said…
These music pictures tells me, it's summertime!

I love summer & music together it's one great party :0)

And now i have a question,
what is staplefood?
therese said…
ok, i need a translation. what the heck is staple foods? food stapled to the ceiling??
Sounds lovely to me!
Lisa notes... said…
I can almost hear the music. This was a great theme. Thanks! Looking forward to staple foods next week...should be interesting.
april said…
life is a big fiesta :-)
MyrtilleD said…
It is a nice idea and i love the man on the 2nd picture with his big instrument. My corner view is quite silent.
Cris Siqueira said…
jane
charanga looks so fun!!
i relaly love this theme!!
beijos
travelingmama said…
How funny! Perhaps a better use of tax dollars than some of the things we use them on in the States? I'm with the others- what's up with the drink? So funny! Now, if that isn't Spanish, I don't know what else it! Always time for a little Sangria o vino!
janis said…
Music and summertime - so festive! And I agree, that is an excellent use of taxpayers money! :)
nicola said…
how fun! everything is a priority with taxes, huh? music is culture, entertainment, and good for the soul. right?
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com
latisha said…
great shots! love the last one. the wine. says it all.
state of bliss said…
Lovely photos! What is this guy drinking...? :)
Thank you for sharing Jane. Hope you have peacful week, hugs,
kasia
Kathy said…
I love this fiesta idea. Wish we did more of it here!
pien said…
looks lovely summery warm and nice and relaxed...
ánd something to drink...!
Jennifer said…
I want to know what that guy is drinking, too...looks like Cherry or Raspberry Lambic Ale-or a giant glass of grape juice.

I think supporting local musicians is an awesome way to have your tax dollars spent!

Thanks Jane!
xo
MODsquad said…
Oh, sweet pictures!! Looks like a great day out with music to me!

Happy Day, Jane!
Jodi said…
yeah for the sun in your photos and thanks for cornerview in general. happy weekend is around the corner
epe said…
great pictures! un beso jane!
n a t s u m i said…
I would love to join them and play music! It must be fun!! ox
Ida Nielsen said…
The government pays for those musicians? Really? Must be nice to know that you tax money are being put out there to use for something as happy and cheerful as music.
Love the pictures.

Btw I don't see me on the Corner View sidebar. But I might just need glasses ;-)
lovepics said…
JANE! i can almost hear the music ;-)))
sunnymama said…
The second picture is my favourite!

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