Ronda de Vila Chã

Esposende
Description


History: 
With an existence to exceed one hundred years old, is one of the oldest groups of Portugal. Participated in the "Ronda" in numerous folk festivals in Europe - Spain, France and Belgium - and Brazil - International Folklore Festival. Have published several albums and cassettes.


Attire: 
Dress accurately century costumes. XIX, fabrics homemade looms in the parish of Vila Cha. The suit man's work consists of a wide pant beating wool, stitched with color and hem facing out line, burlap shirt with a cross on bib cloth "Zefire", clogs, hat or cap. In costume party masculine element linen trousers with front pocket and hem out, fine linen shirt embroidered on the chest and cuffs cross stitch colors of blue or black and red, even a vest farm is used and checkered square in the back with black and white or red with buckle to adjust. Shoes and wide-brimmed hat, also using a coat of cheviot days to less solemn and another black cashmere for the holidays. The work attire for women were made up with a woven with sheep wool to black and white striped apron of garrida color screen is a long coiled band around the strap to "roll up" the skirt, bright colored scarf draped skirt head, wide-brimmed hats of straw and did not wear shoes. The "Sunday best" attire was more decorated, using the young girl in a checkered red skirt, apron and black velvet wrapped band. The skirt, ornamented with beads and enfabadas of silk ribbons, was carried by the female element being placed only on party venues. The black velvet aprons, held ahead of the design of the actual weapons made with glass beads, as well as soft pleats topped with strips of very fine silk. Fine linen shirt embroidered with cross-stitch on the collar and cuffs, or with rendinha still vests with embellishments on the chest of beads and metal buttons. Waist pockets shaped castanet, shield or heart, made of cloth and twine and embroidery sentinel or lâzinha with uppercase letters identifying the parish of Vila Cha. The head and shoulders of Merine scarves in bright shades of red, green, blue or yellow., Half white lace and decorated leather slipper.


Composition of the group:
 The group is composed of descendants of former rondeiros that made history here.


Song and Dance:
 Highlights of the repertoire, raids and singing to the challenge, among which stand out the one that is dedicated to St Lawrence and his pilgrimage; The Lady of Bonanza and the Lord of the Mountain; Work songs like "Malhão beaten", "Winder", "spinner", "turn of espadeladas" and "foul Vila Cha, among others.

Location: Esposende
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