Valladolid - The musical experience of the classroom-museum of Paco Díez in Mucientes

Classroom museum of Paco Díez in Mucientes in the province of Valladolid

Yes alright a museum of traditional music instruments In the first instance it might seem somewhat unattractive to visit, I anticipate that the visit of the Museum of Mucientes It is an original and very entertaining experience.

So I could check it during my recent travel through the province of Valladolid, in which I had the opportunity to discover the Paco Díez museum classroom in the aforementioned locality very close to the capital.

Although traditional music, and specifically Spanish, has always attracted me, and folklorist interpretations Joaquin Diaz they have remained in the soundtrack of my youth, the truth is that I had not had the opportunity to meet Paco Diez.

Traditional music instruments in the Paco Díez museum classroom in Mucientes

And that although it has been dedicated to the dissemination of Iberian music since 1978, performing with traditional instruments such as the zanfona, the mandala and the bagpipes.

His musical career has made him one of the leading exponents of Judeo-Spanish music, as well as being the main voice and one of the drivers of the group The Bazanca, dedicated to spreading the traditional music of Castilla y León.

The museum that Paco Diez installed in Mucientes is the result of a lifetime of collecting traditional musical instruments.

Dedicated to those of Iberian origin, that is, from Spain and Portugal, in two large rooms they are shown up to 450 traditional instruments grouped into four families: idiophones, like castanets, rattles, rattles or stretch marks; cordophones, such as the guitar, ravel, zanfona or violin.

Classroom museum of Paco Díez in Mucientes in the province of Valladolid

OR membranes, like the tambourine, the drum or the zambomba; Y aerophones, like the horn, the flutes and the bagpipes.

As a complement, in another room you have a curious collection of bagpipes.

Visit Paco Díez museum

Do not expect to pay a visit standard, watching the shelves, or listening to a guide's dissertation. The museum classroom visits they are made directly by Paco Díez, and that is his great attraction.

For an hour and a quarter, more or less (it will depend on your involvement in it), Paco Diez It will show you the different families of instruments, telling you the origin and use of some of them, but, above all, interpreting their sounds with their virtuous doing.

Hence the denomination of classroom-museum.

In this way, the Paco Díez museum classroom visit It will become a true musical experience, during which you may end up singing pastoral sounds or romances of gentlemen and maidens.

Traditional music instruments in the Paco Díez museum classroom in Mucientes

In this regard I advise you to keep watching the short videos that accompany this article.

Paco Díez museum opening hours

If you would like to attend traditional music concerts, from September to May the museum classroom organizes the cycle 10 and One Nights, with eleven concerts of world music. And in summer you have concerts in the courtyard from June to August.

Traditional music instruments in the Paco Díez museum classroom in Mucientes

As you can guess, you are peculiar and attractive Museum visits are only made by appointment (tel 983 597 640 - 649 807 506) and in minimum groups of 20 people.

The ticket price in this case is five euros.

If you have the opportunity to visit it, you will surely not regret it.