This dance comes from MADEIRA ( one of the Portuguese Islands in the Atlantic Ocean ) and as most of the folk dances, it represents part of the farming habits of each region. If you search the web for "Bailinho da Madeira" you will find out more about it and our beautiful archipelago - MADEIRA and PORTO SANTO.
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Sorry, but I won´t be able to do that - the video clip is too heavy - I will send it to each partner by mail as soon as possible, ok? Sorry kids!
These dances are very common in the North of Portugal (MINHO) and each costume represents someone with a different role in the farming community. In the past, people would dance "Malhão" during harvest time. These folk dances are still very popular in all kinds of shows and local festivities, especially in the summer. Portugal has got a very strong tradition in Associativism and these folk groups are scattered all over Portugal (We even had one at our school composed by teachers and janitors. It was really fun!).