Pointy hats, incense burners and discordant brass instruments. But Semana Santa is more than just an assault of the senses, it is an participatory experience for the religious and the agnostics amongst you.
This weeks podcast looks at the arrival of the processions, the arrival of waxy streets once more and the arrival of the brass bands as they slip and slide on the watery roads during the rest of the week.
Follow the Gazpachomonk as he pursues the varied headwear, the coloured robes and the swinging incense burners throughout the cobbled narrow streets, recording snippets of sound and moments of delight.
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