Llanero (Venezuela)

Llaneros are Latin horsemen who live and ranch on the Venezuelan and Colombian plains. Their lyrical “llanero” songs tell the tale of a rough but righteous life of a cowboy. Llanero is a is a subgenre of joropo, a Venezuelan-Colombian music and dance genre that draws both from the European waltz and from Afro-Venezuelan rhythms.

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

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