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The music

<p>Music travels through the channels created by communication between different peoples.</p>

Music travels through the channels created by communication between different peoples.

Music is an excellent pretect to show the contact and relationships between the different people in the Mediterranean. Music as a way to communicate, participate in the community, and a common language that travels between the peoples of the Mediterranean and that tells of their lives. There are folk songs sung to the same tune in the different languages of the Mediterranean. Music is a common language that travels between the peoples of the Mediterranean and tells us about their lives.

This applies to music from the region surrounding the museum, where the "Sardana" has played a very important role. The "Sardana" is a type of music and dance originally from Empordà, and from the Mediterranean; it is a Mediterranean dance with a clearly Catalan identity. Torroella de Montgrí has a long tradition related to the "Sardana" dance and the "Cobla" music ensemble; it was the first place where the longer version of the Sardana was danced, which is still danced today. The Museum also has an interactive Cobla that allows you to hear the different instruments and find out their names.

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<p>Catalan shawm.</p>
Catalan shawm
Catalan shawm
<p>The success of the sardana in the mid-20th century is so important that calendars were published to inform people where the dances were taking place.</p>
Dance music
Dance music
<p>Flabiol.</p>
Flabiol
Flabiol
<p>Tible</p>
Tible
Tible
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