"Tuna" Music and Pizza Night at Camelot

June 29, 2017

Salamanca Academy students, joined by some of their new Spanish friends from the Cultural Exchange night, enjoyed a private party at Bar Camelot, where they ate pizza, heard traditional Spanish “Tuna” music, and danced the night away. Popular dance numbers included “Despacito,” “Bailando,” “Gasolina,” “Limbo,” and “The Macarena.” Students also put Wednesday’s Latino dance lesson to good use and partnered up with fellow students to dance salsa.

A tuna is a group of university students in traditional university dress who play traditional instruments and sing serenades. The tradition originated in Spain and Portugal in the 13th century as a means of students to earn money or food. Nowadays students don't belong to a "tuna" for money nor food, but seeking to keep a tradition alive, for fun, to travel a lot and to meet new people from other universities. This Tuna group was very charismatic and provided a great balance between educating the students about Tuna music and finding ways to get students up on stage and actively participating in the show.

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