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Peruvian Instruments and Music by Gary Sargent

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  Peruvian Instruments and Music by Gary Sargent The music of Peru is based on the influences of Spanish colonial period music combined with soundsfrom the musical roots of this ancient Andean country. There are many varieties of Peruvian musicincluding coastal Peruvian music, traditional music from the highlands, and Peru Negro which is afusion of traditional and afro-Caribbean themes. There is another type of popular Peruvian musicthat is called Huayano and is very much like Pre-Columbian music. Coastal Peruvian music has afusion style while Andean Peruvian music is native to Peru.Established in 1969, Peru Negro is an Afro-Peruvian style of music designed to celebrate andconserve the black culture and heritage of the Peruvian coast. It gained a reputation as it rescuedconventional dance and music and became internationally recognized with the release of the album, The Soul of Black Peru , with songs from popular Peru Negro singers. In 2001, Time Squarerecords released the first international recording of the song Sangre de un Don . At the time PeruNegro had only twelve members but has since grown to thirty, all of whom are very talented.The charango is the national instrument of Peru and forms a major part in much Peruvian music. Ithas five strings and is similar to a mandolin or ukulele. It can have a harp-like quality if it is playedas a plucked instrument but can have a stronger and more rhythmic sound if played as a strumminginstrument.Other instruments used in Peruvian music are lutes, guitars, bandurrias, vihuelas, pan pipes, andrattles made from llama toenails! A very simple instrument, very popular along the coast is the Cajon which means box . It is a rectangular wooden box which has a whole in to emit sound and issimply drummed with the hands while the player sits on it!The pan pipe is an instrument made up of five or more pipes that increase gradually in size andlength, based on the principle of the closed tube, which is a tube that is closed at one end and playsa single frequency. It has long been considered a popular folk instrument and has been determinedto be the predecessor to the pipe organ and harmonica. Materials that make up the pipes of the pipeorgan are typically bamboo or free download tamil songs online giant cane but can also be wood,plastic and metal.The bandurria is a type of chordophone which is an instrument that makes its sounds by means of  vibrating strings between two points. It was used primarily in Spanish folk music and is similar tothe mandolin. The modern bandurria has twelve strings which are tuned in pairs and is classified aspart of the Hornbostel Sachs set of musical instruments.The vihuela is a type of guitar or lute derived from fifteenth and sixteenth century Spain, where its Christian shape made it gain popularity over the lute derived from Arabia. It typically has sixstrings and is very comfortable to hold. Some vihuelas do not have octave stringing in the bass buteach design works equally as well for its sound which is very resonant, sweet and bright. Known as chapchas , the llama toenail rattles are a type of percussion instrument. They are worn on thewrists how to download songs add songs to ipod without itunes while playing the drums.When in Peru you are certain to hear the sounds of pan pipes whilst in the Andes and of course the Amazon has its own styles. In addition to traditional music you will of course hear plenty of salsa,  merengue and Latin pop should you choose to sample the nightlife.

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