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A Different Drummer, Pt. 6: Iberian Beats – Jorge Rossy and Pedro Mela Alves

The music of the Iberian Peninsula is as rich and diverse as any in the world. Its influences are many yet it developed in the pre-global bubble of geography. Early music of the peninsula was impacted by much of the known world in the primeval period and the Middle Ages. The peninsula was isolated by the Pyrenees Mountains effectively blocking off modern Spain and Portugal from the rest of Europe but cultural aspects of the Roman Empire, Turkic tribes, and the Greeks were entrenched prior to the Muslim invasion of 711 AD… [ read more ]


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