The Flauta rociera it is a musical instrument popular in Spain, specifically in the municipality of Huelva and other Andalusian cities. It is a pito horizontal with three holes that can emit a variety of sounds depending on the position of the fingers.
When it comes to travel or pilgrimage, the flute rociera can not miss. Accompanied by flute, achieving to transform the score of a religious song in a combination of rhythmic and harmonic that nurtures the atmosphere in the festivals of Huelva and Andalusia.
However, what is mentioned above is just a concept surface. The reality is that both the meaning, as well as the route of the instrument are more profound than that. So we have decided to create an article detailing the specifics of the flute rociera.
What is the flauta rociera?
The flauta rociera is the name given to the wind instrument similar to a whistle or a flute traditional Spain, which is used in combination with the flute, to play musical sounds in parties, dances, and journeys of pilgrimage in the region of Andalusia.
‘Rociera’ is a word that is directly associated with the individuals who come to a romería (pilgrimage) of the Virgin of the Rocío in the municipality and city of Huelva. Under that premise, we can determine that the flute is so named because it is a instrument used in the festivities.
How the looks of the flute rociera?
The flauta rociera has evolved through time to improve the quality of the emission of sound by the exposure of the wind of the mouth, as the quality of its composition to the time to handle it. However, design has remained standard even in the new versions.
The materials used in the gaita andalusian, as it is also known to the flute, are wood and mouthpieces metal. The wood used in the design of the body of the whistle depends on the location, as you will be changing in accordance to the south of Andalusia. Being the fine woods and the most popular.
Also the cane is a material common in this type of instrument. On the other hand, unlike other flutes are common, such as the cross or the sweet, the pito rociero it is narrow on the inside, which enables an emission of the sound is more uniform than the rest.
Uses of the flute rociera
As well you have indicated throughout the article, the use of the flute rociera is of musical accompaniment in the procession. Usually be handled by a person who also carries a tabor, or drum, playing a variety of musical notes, religious.
On the other hand, if you move by Andalusia, specifically in Seville, you will find a use renovated to the flute rociera: in fandangos. It is a dance common in the Balearic Islands, though it has also been recognized as typical in some areas of Latin america.
Finally, we must emphasize their use in accompaniment in marches real, a set of combinations of art, specifically music, that take place in the midst of a religious celebration. As is the case of the holy week in Spain.