Joropo (Venezuela)

Joropo is an ever-evolving style of folk music and dance found in Venezuela that fuses strains of music from the nation’s African and European past to form a distinctly Venezuelan música criolla (“creole” music). Colombian-Venezuelan musician Claudia Calderon’s website offers an introduction to joropo and provides excerpts of different styles of joropo music.

COUNTRY: Venezuela
KEY INSTRUMENTS: Bandola, Cuatro, Harp (arpa llanera), Maracas

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