Espaņa Caņi - Song Facts

  • Written by Pascual Marquina (1873-1948)
  • Marquina was a Spanish bandleader who wrote music for his band to play at bullfights in Madrid
  • Espaņa Caņi means "Spanish Gypsy Dance"
  • The song is popular among ballroom dancers as a "Paso Doble" (literally, "double step")
  • It is used so much by ballroom dancers that it is often simply referred to as "the Paso Doble song"
  • The Paso Doble is traditionally used as introductory music for a bull fight, and is the music used to usher in the matadors, picadors, horses and bandilleros
  • Espana Cani was written somewhere around 1925

Oracle Band MP3 / RealAudio Samples

An excerpt from a live Oracle Band performance of this song should be available sometime soon, as son as we get around to actually recording it.  Stay tuned and check back from time to time!

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Song Lyrics - Espaņa Caņi

As far as we have been able to determine, there are no lyrics for this song, and it is performed exclusively as an instrumental number.

Of course this doesn't mean that someone somewhere hasn't added lyrics to it to fit a particular need.

If you are aware of anyone having written lyrics for this song please feel free to contact us and let us know so we can update the page.

Note that any lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In some cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here on this website is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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