Santiago Is Alive With Music & Celebration



A Little Traditional Spanish Music For You To Enjoy In Santiago!

I Remember a very special memory almost two years ago when I arrived again in Santiago de Compostela and was blessed to share in a wonderful evening of music and celebration. The Tuna De Derecho Santiago De Compostela Musical Group were relaxing and having their own celebration before playing music in the evening from 10 – Midnight just across from the Cathedral in Plaza Obradoiro.  Something you may really enjoy a little Moonlight Look at the Cathedral and some traditional Spanish Serenades. It was a very special evening and a very special CAMINO memory! You might even enjoy taking home one or two of their CD’s – I know I did but little did I know that I would make Galicia my home from that very week…. Hope you enjoy!

Historical tradition is that a TUNA Group was a group of university students in traditional dress who play guitar and sing serenades.  The tradition originated in Spain and Portugal in the 13th century as a means of students to earn money or food. A member of a tuna is known as a TUNO or SOPISTA.

The name TUNA comes from French rio de Thunes – “King of Tunis”, a title used by leaders of vagabonds. In the medieval days the Sopistas would use their musical talents to entertain people in exchange for a coin or a bowl of soup(Sopa, in Portuguese and Spanish, hence the name Sopistas). They would also play their music under the windows of the ladies they wished to court.

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