SOUTH AMERICAN FOLK
SOUTH AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC
There are many different folk traditions in South America. Many of them are famous around the world. In Argentina, a famous folk dance is called tango. In Brazil there are gfamous samba and rumba. But that is not the only type of folk music. Lot's of South American music has different influences such as those from Europe,Africa, and native people from South American regions. Just like everywhere around the world folk songs are sang at festivals and events. They tell sories of life and history of people.Often songs are also danced and people wear colorful costumes.
|Tango is atraditional folk dance from Argentina. this dance is famous around the world and shows that folk traditions can become popular. Pic form Wikimedia Commons|
Puerto Rican instruments
Usually a hollow wooden ball filled with beans, rice or other hard things. And is connected with a stick to hold, you play it by holding on to the handle and shaking it side to side.
|These are Purto Rican Maracas
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|The instrument to the Left is a Glockenspel and the instrument to the Right is a whole Maraca
This picture was taken by a team Member
Brazil has many instruments. Some instruments from Brazil are the congas, the apitos, the timables, or the bongo. An apitos is a whistle, the whistle is usely blown by an Indian leader around the camp. A brazillan instrument is the congas, it has two large drums that make sound when you pat down on the thick hard cloth part that is rapped around the top of this instrument. The congo is a skinny drum that you play with your hands. Most of these drums have a strap, so you can carry it in important festivals. Bongos are drums that can be big or small. Bongos are wooden drums. The top part of the drum is a hard cloth that is spread around it and is nailed in.