Gender and history
La Tarara shows a group of men and women in a circle singing a Valencian folk song at Easter. This was one of the few moments of leisure that both men and women could share outside of the separated social spheres of turn-of-the-century Valencia. The piece also represents women as the primary conveyors of oral tradition. While official history, always told from a male perspective, has been transmitted in writing generation after generation, everything related to daily life was relegated to the back shelf. This created a gap in written history, and the stories have reached our days largely through oral tradition, which is often related to gender tradition with women as the primary conveyors. This was due to the fact that women historically had limited possibilities to receive a formal education, including the skill of writing.