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Vallenato Music – San Gil, Colombia

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San Gil, Colombia
South America


Katherine Peterson

Born in the Valley
There are few things more distinctly Colombian than vallenato music. The genre was born in the Caribbean city of Valledupar and is played with an accordion, a small drum called a caja and a scraping instrument called a guacharaca. The small town of San Gil is home to the street musicians captured in this recording.


San Gil, Colombia