Arrels. Festival de música y tradición de Torrent
Arrels is an exploration of the secret paths of the musical transmission, when spoken and written word had not yet reached the crossroads where their paths got separated for centuries. . Music was equally displayed in the tavern and the palace lounge, during monastic meditation and in the festive revelry, in the solemn procession and in the busy city life, under the inclement sun of the countryside and in the darkness of the bourgeois chamber. Identical melodic structures, similar rhythmic patterns and even the same instruments, as so eloquently exposes the iconography- and often the same actors: in the northern lands the 'dolçainer' is called 'lo xular', a clear reminiscent of those minstrels who practiced his art without distinction between noble or plebeian audience.
Josep Vicent Frechina