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An interactive map disseminates more than 500 representative sounds of the Region of Murcia


| In Totana section you can hear a trovo of Tío Juan Rita, recently deceased | The interactive map that preserves and disseminates representative sounds of the Region of Murcia already has a total of 561 audio files, to bring citizens the sound testimony of popular festivals, religious celebrations, centennial traditions and events of various kinds of the 45 municipalities.

This initiative, called the Sound Map of the Region of Murcia, is part of the 'Digital Heritage' project of the Integra Foundation, attached to the Ministry of the Presidency and Finance. Citizens can access this sound catalog through the website, which includes a search engine to find specific content by subject or by municipality.

In total, the 561 sounds add up to 1,348 minutes in duration, and there is at least one recorded sound for each of the 45 municipalities. Thus, the user can listen to, for example, aguilandos from the garden of Murcia, saetas from Cartagena's Holy Week, auctions from the fish market in Mazarrón or brass bands from the Águilas carnivals.

The less populated municipalities also have representation, such as the sound archive of the Exaltation of the Santa Cruz de Ulea, a Resurrection Sunday of Villanueva del Río Segura, the Pitanzas of Librilla, or the Auto de los Reyes Magos in Aledo. In order to complete the map, the Integra Foundation receives recordings from institutions, entities and citizens themselves, and subsequently proceeds to compile and disseminate them.

This file is constantly growing and, in fact, the web has a section through which sounds can be easily attached and forwarded. One of the options that the web incorporates is to download certain sounds so that they can be configured as mobile tones.

This option includes the sounds of the 'afilaor' in Cartagena; bells ringing in Abarán; the takeoff of the Eagle Patrol in San Javier; the Segura river as it passes through Archena; the maritime procession of San Pedro del Pinatar or the bells of the cathedral of Murcia. Other recorded sound files are the Norias de Abarán; the bells of the clock tower of Bullas; the windmills in Torre Pacheco, or an imager working in his workshop in Alquerías (Murcia).

Likewise, within the section corresponding to the municipality of Totana, you can listen to a trovo by Tío Juan Rita, recently deceased. The general director of Digital Strategy and Transformation, Joaquín Gómez, recalled that "the Integra Foundation has other outstanding initiatives within its commitment to digital heritage, such as the Crimson Project, which has digitized tens of thousands of historical documents, chapter minutes, collections of old photographs, newspaper archives and domestic video recordings on various points and events in the Region ". Radio programs The website also makes 60 radio programs based on the sounds of the Map available to Internet users, with expert testimonies detailing their origins and characteristics.

These programs have been broadcast through Onda Regional de Murcia. The 'Digital Heritage' initiative is financed by European funds Feder and the General Directorate of Strategy and Digital Transformation of the Ministry of the Presidency and Finance.

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