PROGRAMME: Winter/Spring 2021

27 January, 4pm (5pm in Europe)

Workshop about Sant Antoni festivities in Mallorca and “gloses” battle

Talk about the celebration of Sant Antoni (Saint Anthony), traditional festival celebrated in villages throughout Mallorca, followed by a workshop about Majorcan “gloses”, popular compositions, oral and rhyming, usually improvised at the same time they are recited.

Celebrated on the 17th of January, Sant Antoni festivals evoke the not so distant agricultural past of the island. Full of typical elements such as demons, foguerons (bonfires) or the Beneïdes (animal blessings), its music (“gloses”) and instruments (“ximbomba”) make this celebration one of the most loved by Majorcans. Of all the municipalities that celebrate this festival, Sa Pobla stands out the most. That is why we will have some invited speakers from “Col·lectiu Sa Negreta” to tell us how this day is celebrated in Sa Pobla.

After their talk, we will enjoy a prerformance by two “glosadors” (“gloses” singers): Miquel Àngel Adrover “Campaner” and Miquel Servera “Boireta”. They will explain what the “gloses” are, how they sound and what their structure is. These singers will perform a “gloses” battle.

The event is going to be in Catalan.

It will be on-line and free, but registration is recommended:

Foc, fum i gloses: de Mallorca a Europa Tickets, Wed 27 Jan 2021 at 16:00 | Eventbrite

Organised by:

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Centre for Catalan Studies / Queen Mary University of London

Institut Ramon Llull

24 February, 7pm

Queen Mary Catalan Seminar

Víctor Obiols

17 March, 7pm

Queen Mary Catalan Seminar

Anna Alberni: “Catalan Poetry from the Troubadours to Ausiàs March”