LA JOTA MONCADENA
The jota encompasses a variety of Spanish-influenced dances accompanied by the use of bamboo castanets, held loosely and unstrung. There are many forms of jota in the Philippines whose names are derived from their regions of origin. A common progression in the jota is a quick and lively verse, followed by a slow bridge, and ending with a verse in the same lively tempo as in the beginning. A combination of Spanish and Ilocano dance steps and music.