Our challenges are to show and disseminate Aragonese folklore and enhance the cultural heritage of our City, showing, in addition to our dances and our voices, the rich and varied costumes, the typical feminine hairstyles and those roots and customs that identify us as fragatinos and Aragonese. For this reason, we also work on the study and recovery of dances and melodies. Proof of this is the recovery in 1977 of the “Ball de Coques” that was danced for the feast of Santa Ana, and in 2002 the “Ball de Palitrocs”, paloteado to the rhythm of jota, which thanks to research, we managed to discover that it was already danced in Fraga in the year 1136. Work continues on the final recovery of several dances, including the “Bolero de Fraga” and the “Ball de Cobertores”.
An indispensable part of the group, known here in Fraga as “La Rondalla”, is the School of Jota. Composed of about ninety children, from the age of 5 to 15, who learn music, dance and singing. They are the quarry and the future of the group, and little by little, and to get on stage, they usually go to some shows with the senior group. We have promoted the folklore of our land, taking Fragatine and Aragonese culture beyond our borders. To highlight:
- 1981 – A tour of Europe, In France, Belgium and Germany.
- 1986/1999 – Several festivals in Tarascón (France), a city twinned with Fraga.
- 2000 – “38th International Folk Festival of the Pyrenees” by Oloron (France)
- 2001 – In the Principality of Andorra.
- 2003 – Brussels (Belgium)
- 2005 – II International Folklore Festival “Prazsky Jarmark” in Prague (Czech Republic)
- 2006 – “5th Shanghai Baoshan International Folk Arts Festival”, in Shanghai (China)
- 2007 – Eurotour 2007 – “Rassegna Internazionale de Folklore” in Castiglione del Lago (Italy) “INZADAFEST Folklore Festival” in Beernem (Belgium) and Convivials 2007 in Bressuire (France).
- 2008 – “9th World Folklore Festival” in Ca’apava do Sul (Brazil).
At the national level, performances and attendance at Festivals in virtually all regions of Spain: Aragon, Andalusia, Castilla La Mancha, Valencia, Castilla-León, Galicia, Navarra, Murcia, Catalonia, Asturias, Cantabria, Extremadura and the Basque Country.
We could also highlight:
- The recording in 1981, of a program for TVE Aragon, at the official inauguration for the recovery of the Arboleda de Macanaz in Zaragoza.
- In 1992 and on the occasion of the Barcelona Olympic Games, we participated in the events that the Casa de Fraga and the Aragonese Center of Barcelona prepared for the occasion.
- In 1994, live performance on Catalan autonomic television TV3, in the program “Som i Serem”, special monographic program dedicated to Fraga.
- In April 2002 we released our first album.” Cantares del Cinca”, a compilation of pieces typical of the folklore of the Lower Cinca Shire.
- During 2002 we celebrated our 50th anniversary, performing events throughout the year and receiving from the City Council of Fraga, the Bronze Medal of the City.
- Since 2007 we have been members of the International Organization for Popular Art (IOV), a global organization in operational relations with UNESCO.The group has up to 40 members in the average age of 25 years.
Live orchestra and traditional costumes.
They can bring traditional dances, folk singing and folk music.