“Requinto’ is a term used in both Spanish and Portuguese that refers to an instrument that is a smaller version of another instrument. For example, the requinto guitar, which is part of the customary Mexican son jarocho ensemble, is proportionally smaller than a normal guitar. In Puerto Rican plena, “requinto” refers to a small hand drum that has a high enough tone to improvise over the sounds of other instruments.

COUNTRY: Mexico, Puerto Rico
KEY GENRES: : Plena, Son Jarocho

FEATURED ON: La Guacamaya (AATW: Latin America)

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