OLAIA TUBÍO e Alejandro Gándara

2020 Spain DOC 85 '

Swiss ethnomusicologist DorothéSchubarth arrived in Galicia in the late 1970s in search of old songs that had disappeared in Central Europe. From this search came the 300 hours of recordings that make up the Cancioneiro Popular Galego, the largest collection of traditional music in the country today deposited in APOI-Museo do Pobo Galego. Forty years later, two girls embark on a journey following in Schubarth's footsteps to find the voices she has collected and discover their life stories. It is a journey in which the joy of singing again and the frustration of arriving late to know a world that has disappeared coexist. The film, which intimates with those behind the Galician Popular Songor, is a portrait that seeks not only the memory of Schubarth's journey but also collects its current footprints with the presence of protagonists such as the musician Richi Casás, whose grandparents were informants of the ethnomusicologist.


Journalists and researchers of the musical heritage, in particular oral music, worked for two years on a project on the Swiss ethnomusicologist Dorothé na Vila. Before that, they launched the online project Punto e Volta, a series of interviews and videos that collected the transmission of traditional music and dance today.