I realise there are many words for different musical groups at carnivals,fiestas and processions. I want to write a piece about this music culture in Spain in particular. The fact is a quick glance online reveals many words to describe them.

Rondallas,Charangas,Comparsas(maybe that is more Latin American),Estudiantinas(university musical groups ,I think),and Chirimbolos.

I am sure there are more in Spain. What I really want are a few general terms that cover any such events other than words like ''bandas y agrupaciones musicales''. Can I get some suggestions? Perhaps, the above are regional.

I know the Semana Santa processions have different terms in that culture, like singing the ''saetas'' during the ''pasos''. Maybe ,they are simply called ''coros''. I know the ''hermandades'' oversee it all and there are Nazarenos who are not involved in the music.

  • Are you perhaps looking for a term like "fiestas populares"?
    – Gustavson
    Commented Mar 30 at 16:29
  • @Gustavson. No,just I believe there are terms for the individual music groups and I am looking for a few that cover most events. I think there was one I heard of that starts with C but I can't remember it.
    – Bluelion7
    Commented Mar 30 at 18:51


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