Music and Andean Instruments

Classes on Folkloric Instruments.- "The Music of Ecuador" or Ecuadorian music is always present in the various events arising in the area. This includes many types of traditional and popular music that have evolved throughout history in what is now Ecuador.

Little is known of the history of Ecuadorian music up before contact with European culture (1534), but basically the traditional rhythms are influenced by indigenous Ecuadorians (Andean-Amazonian), European and African. The musical genres emerged in Ecuador have two internationally recognized representatives: the pasillos and sanjuanitos. But actually Ecuadorian music is wide and varied. Some other Ecuadorian music genres are: Albazo, Bomba, Yaraví, Bomba del Chota, Capishca, Pasacalle.

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