The members of the Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera

 

To you we present the members of our tuna:

 

The former members are still into vision! Press here!


 

EL JEFE Marcel "Pijo"

Pijo took over the lead in Juni 2000. He became Jefe instead of Xerox (see the former members) and is therefore the second Jefe of the Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera. Vocal, Pijo is "el Patrón" of the tuna, whereas instrumental he takes care of the guitar.

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


 

Dick "Xerox"

THE GODFATHER of the Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera! Xerox was the first "El Jefe" of the Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera, until Juni 2000, when he passed on the flag to Pijo.
After a history as guitarist at the juvenile choir Assumptio, singer at student choirs Pourquoi Pas and Contrast and guest player at "Break the Week" and "The Morella's", he took part in April 1992 of the workshop "balcony singing" at the PAN-festival in Nijmegen, by which he got infected with the Tuna-virus. In the train back to Tilburg (la Ciudad Jarrera) the Tuna under the name "Fortuna" was brought into being. He first played the guitar en was narrator during the first few early years of the Tuna. Dick studied the Spanish language during a month in Salamanca (July/August 1992), where he had his debut on the laúd as soloist.
At the PAN-festival in Delft (april 1993) he again came into contact with the Tuna de Nimega, from which a tight contact arose between both Tunas. Dick subsequently was baptised by the Nijmegen Tuna as novato during the IV Fitu Bracara Avgvsta, in Braga, Portugal (May 1994). Here it was where he got his nickname "Xerox", because he copied the traditions and repertoire of other Tuna groups for the benefit of the Tilburg Tuna! On the way back to The Netherlands he bought himself a bandurria. Next he became the Jefe of the Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera.
Xerox had his debut as tuno of the Tuna de Nimega at the V Fitu Bracara Avgvsta in May 1995 both on laúd and bandurria. He took part of the Tunafestival in Nijmegen in September 1995, and baptised "Rupia" and "Graciosa" during this festival as tuno, in his function as Jefe of the Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera. Xerox baptised "Time Out!", "Pepita" and "Vino y Amor" as tuno during a grand streetfestival in Zegveld.
Xerox thrilled the other members of the Tuna by suddenly kicking of bad practiced songs during the appearances. Xerox plays the bandurria, laúd and guitar.

On one beautiful summer evening in Palencia (Spain), at a parking lot, Dick gets 'baptized' as a tuno with the name 'Xerox', at the way back from Portugal to Holland. Dick had earned his tuno-ship because of his great efforts at earlier appearances in Portugal. The jefe of the Tuna de Nimega, Max (with moustache at the right), baptizes Dick traditionally by sprinkling him amply with water! This way Xerox could continue the original tuna-tradition formally in Tilburg: the Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera is a tuna according the true tuna tradition.

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


 

Ellen "Helada"

She's a very sociable tuniña, strengthening the tuna with her guitar.

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


 

Herman "Hermano Conejo"

Hermano Conejo brings about, next to singing, the percussion: sticks, rhythm-eggs, everything. Also pandereta.

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


 

José "Pepita"

Pepita plays the bandurria. Pepita came up with a name for the music we make during breaks of our performances: the so-called "pielen" (in English: willying). She did not only think of a name, she also issued a warrant against it! This only to have the performances occured a bit more smooth and disciplined.

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


 

Timo "Time Out!" Wesenaar

Had to be stopped now and then. Time Out! unfortunately could no longer combine baking with the Tuna. A Tuno in heart and soul. Unequaled as narrator. He always managed to get the audience laughing with his imaginary tales. For the rest of the group it was always a true riddle which song he was up to announce….
Next to guitar he plays the bandurria and laúd. One of the founders of the institutionalised Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera.

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


 

Liesbeth "Pragmática"

Pragmática joined the tuna as if she'd always been there. She arranges everything efficiently and quick. A 'must' for every tuna, and a 'must' for Xerox (see the former members). Pragmática keeps the tuna in time with her pandereta. She's not averse to any other percussion instuments at all.

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


 

Margot "Rupia"

Rupia founded the Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera on 26 April 1992 in the train from Nijmegen to Tilburg. She became 'baptised' tuno at the Nijmegen Tuna Festival in September 1995, after having brought a serenade, together with "Graciosa", to two Portuguese tunos, of which one was the Jefe of Coimbra. Rupia bought a bandurria on tour in May 1995, which next was stolen out of our van in Bilbao in August 1995! The next day she bought a new bandurria in Bilbao....

Margot got her nickname "Rupia" because in Zarautz (the Basque Country) she yelled "Soy rupia, r. u. p. i. a.". Up to today she has not managed to spell 'rubia' correct. Meanwhile she has put her bandurria in storage and returned to playing the guitar. Rupia is famous for receiving money spontaneously from the male part of the audience. No coins, only notes. Sometimes 10 guilders, mostly more.

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


 

Lison "Tonta"

Tonta was during the early nineties part of the successful duo "De Morella's", that performed existing and own sentimental songs and tear-jerkers. Xerox was more than once a guest player. After a couple of years singing about unhappy affairs and other sorrow Tonta realised is was about time for a more festively repertory, because by that time she had already nailed her own 'mister right'.

In 1995 Tonta fortified the ranks of the Tuna de la Ciudad Jarrera with her accordion.

Lison ROCking
on
Mini Mundial
with the
ROC-band

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


 

Paul "Vino y Amor"

Vino joined the tuna in 1993, when the group existed for about one year. Today there's no getting rid of this man! He keeps persistently going on until he looks alike the middle photograph. Next to handling the guitar Vino is webpatrón of the tuna. Together with Leo "El Padre" (founder Tuna de Maastricht) Vino started the Tuna Veterana de La Haya in 2005.

EL JEFE: Pijo, Xerox, Helada, Hermano Conejo, Pepita, Time Out!, Pragmática, Rupia, Tonta, Vino y Amor


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