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Old 03-12-2016, 05:11 PM
 
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Let's move on to the northern desert region on the Caribbean in yellow called the Guajira. Home of the largest native American and Muslim community in Colombia.




Guajiro culture


Source: Cultura Vallenata

Vallenato: The Germans brought the accordion when they founded the city of Riohacha on the northernmost point of mainland Colombia bordering the Guajira desert. The genre fashioned from this instrument became known as Vallenato.

La Hamaca Grande

Genre: Vallenato
Composer: Alfredo Pacheco
Composition: 1969


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Old 03-12-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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The closest thing to Vallenato is probably the Chouval Bwa from Martinique although both genres were created independently from each-other.
There are four main sub-genres of Vallenato; Paseo (most known), Son (slow tempo), Puya (fast tempo) and Merengue (mid-tempo).
Vallenato music is declared UNESCO world heritage.

Alicia Dorada
Genre: Paseo Vallenato
Composer: Juancho Polo Valencia
Composition: 1950




Los Caminos de la Vida
Genre: Son Vallenato
Composer: Omar Geles


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Old 03-12-2016, 07:23 PM
 
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The people of the Colombian desert, the Wayuu, were never conquered by Spain and always had a certain level of autonomy over their lands throughout the colonial period.

Wayuu (Arawak)



Panorama_CABO DE LA VELA by Oscar Perfer, on Flickr


WAYUU 4 by martinellisbear, on Flickr


Majayut (señorita) by Vicente Parodi, on Flickr


Festival de la Cultura Wayuu by jairo castilla bedoya, on Flickr


Festival de la Cultura Wayuu by jairo castilla bedoya, on Flickr


Festival de la Cultura Wayuu by jairo castilla bedoya, on Flickr


La Yonna Dance

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Old 03-12-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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Modern Vallenato fusions...

..with Dub
Blanco & Negro - Palenke Soul Tribe



..with Soukous
Champeta Rosa - Adriana Lucia



.. & House
Heater - Samim

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Old 03-12-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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Great post ^ I would love to visit Guajira someday! It's a part of Colombia you dont read about everyday
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:35 AM
 
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Great post ^ I would love to visit Guajira someday! It's a part of Colombia you dont read about everyday
The Guajira is a pretty interesting place.


La Guajira`s desert (Colombia)
by Alejandro ****-Peláez, on Flickr


Dunas de Taroa
by Marco Cagilani, on Flickr


Guajira Sebaxtian google earthi by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Cabo de la Vela by José Luiz Gonzalez, on Flickr


Dunas en PNN Macuira by Tandem Planet
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:44 AM
 
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Great pics PF. I really like Vallenato music and would like to visit the Caribbean region of Colombia, specially Cordoba.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:03 AM
 
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New Vallenato...


Jorge Celedon




Silvestre Dangond





Carlos Vives ft. Michel Teló

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Old 03-13-2016, 08:08 AM
 
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Great pics PF. I really like Vallenato music and would like to visit the Caribbean region of Colombia, specially Cordoba.
Cordoba is known for Porro (not what your thinking ), it's a musical variant of Cumbia. I'll get to Cordoba when I hit the Sabanero sub-region of the Caribbean.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:59 AM
 
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Interesting Fact
The Wayuu people have a really strange set of instruments, with a lot of wire & "boing" sounds just like the Mapuche in Chile, this instrument is called trompe or trompa. Ironically the Mapuche wer the one other Native American people on the continent that didn't allow themselves to be conquered by Spain.

Washe Wayuu




Modern Fusion with a bit of Washe Wayuu..

Jiggy Drama ft. Martina LP


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