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Regueifa

  • Language: Galician
  • Region: Galicia
  • Improviser: Reguefeira/reguefeiro
  • Description: This is an improvised art in Galician. The name "enchoyada" is given to the improvisation of couplets and the names "regueifero" or "cantadeiro" to the improvisers. Metrically, the "reguiefa" is a couplet of 8 syllables, and a lot of spontaneity (speed) and a high response capacity are necessary, without any interruptions or musical pauses. Currently the main home of "regueiferos" is the municipality of Bergantiños (A Coruña).
  • Videos on the Internet: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=regueifa+regueifeiros
  • Fact sheet in Kulturartea Mapa