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The habanera is a music genre originating in the island of Cuba in the first half of the nineteenth century, whose name: “habanera”, is usually associated with Havana, the capital of Cuba. Although there are doubts with regard to its real origin, the true thing is that it was born in Cuba, and its rhythm resembles the “Cuban dance”, of which well it could be born with influence of the ancient “tango” of Spain and Cuba.

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Today, travel by train to Soller remains a unique experience if you want to know about the history and the life of this village and its inhabitants, as well as commemorate one of the historical passages that have profoundly affected the evolution of Majorca.

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In the previous post, we talked about the feast of Moors and Christians in Spain, its origins and how it went from being a celebration with a deeply religious base to become a markedly playful and theatrical event, a unique event.

Every second Monday of May, Sóller celebrates its feast of Moors and Christians, in the Majorcan language known as “Es Firó”.

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The feasts of “Moors and Christians” have a very strong roots in large part of Spanish territory, as they commemorate the stage of the Muslim power and the constant struggle was alternating this power between the “Moors” and the “Christians”.

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