CORRIDINHO: Traditional dance music of Algarve - The portuguese Folk YouTube Video and Photo of The Corridinho Dance in front of Querença Church.
In the Algarve the rythm is fast and there are no heat to make slow the corridinho fans. Go on the wheel, go on the wheel, the wheel will not stop ...
Is given the order by the ruler and immediately the couples follow as if the rythm is running in their veins.You can see it all over the Algarve, particularly in the traditional festivals of the Algarve Barrocal,like in the Loulé Municipality festivals, as the party of the Benémola Water sorce (Fonte da Benémola, and other parties, like Tôr and Querença festivals.
From the mountains to the coast, everyone dances the corridinho. Thus for many years. No one knows how began the tradition of this fast dance of Algarve.
Some suggestion hypothetical influences of the dances of Central Europe, the Algarve people has adopted according to their way of being and even the environment in which they live.
There are still those who believe that these influences may have come from Scotland. This is because in the Algarve mountains is still common to ask a scot in dance parties. Scot is in some places of the region means precisely the same meaning as corridinho, what makes you think its possible relationship with Scotland. But mere assumption.
What matters is that the corridinho is alive and well in the "soul" of the Algarve. Seven steps forward three steps to the right and three steps to the left, turn and follow the dance.
This is the basic corridinho markup. It's a round dance that started out this simple markup and then evolved to more complex. Developments that began to check from the almost triumphal arrival of the accordion. Their players have emerged as people full of skills, giving a new impulse to Algarve music and dance.