May 19 from 2021 - 14: 36
The municipal group of Compromís He presented yesterday in the Sociocultural Commission of the Dénia City Council a motion at the state level that demands a clarification rectification on the origin of the Valencian Music Bands included in Royal Decree 229/2021, of March 30, by which the bands are declared of Valencian music Representative Manifestation of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Specifically, it is stated in this decree that "the origin of the Valencian music bands is due to a movement mimicking that of the Catalan choral groups (Clavé), a movement that entered Valencia via the Royal Society of Friends of the Country".
In the motion, which was supported by all municipal groups, it is explained that different theses, articles, books and specialized publications, both Valencian and outside the community, question the confusing statement that has already been questioned by the Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencià Country and that has already made a formal claim.
Rafa Carrió, spokesperson for Compromís in the City Council, points out that “the band culture is a sign of identity of the first order and this type of manifestations in an official document have to follow some canons of scientific and academic rigor, since the origins of the band movement respond to the confluence of various causes that focused on the social democratization of musical culture, on the religious, military and political influence in our territory throughout centuries of history ”.
For this reason, the purpose of the motion is to support the claim made by the FSMCV, also demand clarification from the Ministry on the origin of the gangs (with scientific and academic rigor), and publicly acknowledge the work carried out by the gangs and their musical societies, all of them being a hallmark of the Valencian people.
On the other hand, the Valencian senator Carles Mulet has met with the Spanish Confederation of Musical Societies to transfer their amendments to the General State Budgets and to the same Education Law (LOMLOE) so that “the taxation of musical societies is improved, their schools and music bands, as well as the musicians themselves ”. It should be remembered that last November, Compromís presented in the Senate a motion that demanded the revision and modification of the VAT rates applicable to the purchase of musical instruments that could benefit the more than 3,6 million people who are estimated to practice regularly music in Spain.