Presentation Title

The Role of the Percussionist in the Andean Musical Styles of Chacarera and Zamba

Advisor Information

Melissa Berke

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 249

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

6-3-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

6-3-2015 1:15 PM

Abstract

The role of the percussionist while performing the Andean traditional music styles of Chacarera and Zamba has evolved over the past several years. These two styles -- the Zamba originating in the early 19th century, Chacarera in the mid-20th century -- each utilized a single traditional drum called the bombo leguero to provide the rhythmic foundation of the musical ensemble. However, and as is common in popular music, a musical fusion took place as foreign music became readily available in the region. This research will detail this fusion and explain how the role of the percussionist progressed from playing a single bombo leguero to playing an array of varied instruments, the result of which is an expansion of techniques and musical possibilities to be explored by a multiple instrumentalist performing these styles today.

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The Role of the Percussionist in the Andean Musical Styles of Chacarera and Zamba

UNO Criss Library, Room 249

The role of the percussionist while performing the Andean traditional music styles of Chacarera and Zamba has evolved over the past several years. These two styles -- the Zamba originating in the early 19th century, Chacarera in the mid-20th century -- each utilized a single traditional drum called the bombo leguero to provide the rhythmic foundation of the musical ensemble. However, and as is common in popular music, a musical fusion took place as foreign music became readily available in the region. This research will detail this fusion and explain how the role of the percussionist progressed from playing a single bombo leguero to playing an array of varied instruments, the result of which is an expansion of techniques and musical possibilities to be explored by a multiple instrumentalist performing these styles today.