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What is a “colla”?

In Catalan, “colla” means “a group of people”. Simple as that. In the casteller environment a “colla” is a team. And something else.

These are the Tirallongues de Manresa, a Colla Castellera. Good people.
These are the Tirallongues de Manresa, a Colla Castellera. Good people.
This is a "colla" of gangsters.
This is a “colla” of gangsters.

So say it in other words: castellers belong to “colles castelleres”, and colles make castells. Like footballers belong to football clubs and these teams play football with other teams… You can get the idea. Continue reading What is a “colla”?

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