Music of the Balearic Islands

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Vacabou, a trip-hop musical duo from Mallorca

Xeremiers or colla de xeremiers is a traditional ensemble that consists of flabiol (a five-hole tabor pipe) and xeremies (bagpipes). Majorca has produced popular singer-songwriters like Maria del Mar Bonet. British DJs like Paul Oakenfold made the vacationing island of Ibiza a capital of house music, leading to the creation of Balearic Beat. Francesc Guerau and Antoni Literes are among the best known classical composers of the islands.


  • Antoni Pizà: Alan Lomax: Mirades Miradas Glances (Barcelona: Lunwerg / Fundacio Sa Nostra, 2006) ISBN 84-9785-271-0

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