Unanua – Carnival

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Recorded during the afternoom of tuesday carnival in Unanua (Navarra). The Mamuxarros and Mutus are the characters in this carnival.

Pictures: Dantzan

Armed with long sticks of hazel, o striking to the floor and in the legs of their victims. The Mamuxarros have some great bells across the back and these are the ones who betray them in the quiet streets of Unanua. They ignore the origin of this carnival and its centuries-old masks, which are still used only for this celebration.
Truck picks up milk into the village, bells, mamuxarros, stick blows, the noise of milk collection pump, the bells giving the five…

Author: Iñigo Telletxea
Date: 21/02/2012