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SardanesPopular festivals

The sardana is one of the traditional dances which anyone can join in. Participants link hands and form a circle, marking time in a pattern of long and short steps, depending on the rhythm of the music. The music is performed by the cobla, a band comprising 11 musicians and 12 instruments: ten wind instruments; one string instrument, the double bass; and the tabor, which beats the rhythm and is played by the same musician who plays the flageolet, which signals the beginning of the dance. Sardana displays held regularly in Barcelona:

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