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Alborea
Alborea is a municipality in AlbaceteCastile-La ManchaSpain. It has a population of 870.

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Alboreá
The alboreá or albolá is a flamenco palo which is sung only in Gypsy marriage rites, and many Gypsies refuse to sing it outside this context or in the presence of non-Gypsies. It is linked to the Gypsy romance, and derives many lyrics from it.

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alborear
v. dawn

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Alboreá
(Song and dance form) Alboreás is of pure Gypsy origin, traditionally sung only at weddings, being unlucky on other occasions. It is a gypsy wedding song performed to the compas of bulerias. Alba means daybreak or dawn. The name indicates that the songs were either literally sung at dawn, or symbolically represented the dawning of a new life.
The word alba is also defined as a 'troubadour song or poem' of lovers' parting at dawn. Troubadours were 11th- and 12th-century poet-musicians of southern France. The German counterparts of the troubadours, the 'minnesingers', also used the form, calling it Tagelied (day song).


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