Friday, June 08, 2007

The Charango Plays Early Music

The charango is a delightful South American instrument. I hope to discuss it in greater detail in future posts as I'm very fond of it and play it occasionally. For now, I wanted to share a video of a man playing early music on the charango. (You may also enjoy visiting his blog, Early Music Charango)

Echo la Primavera (Played on charango)

Well, this video prompted me to do some more research and I found out about the group La Volta. Here are three of their videos. It might seem that the South American charango would be a little out of place in a Swiss group playing early European music, but I think it works very well.

Canarios-Gasper Sanz

Ballo & Saltarello-Simone Molinaro

La Follia - Anonymous, Italy (18th Century)


Gledwood said...

Hi Daniel! I knew this was you before I even saw your name. You love your obscure musical stuff don't you. I saw your video blog I've put it in my links as best video blogs thanks for giving me a shout you know I always credit others when I nick stuff from theirs
all the best su

"vol 2" ...

CharangoStore said...

Slowly but surely the charango is getting known by more and more guitar-type players from all over the world. Yesterday 1600 charango players played together in the soccer stadium of Cochabamba, Bolivia and got into the Guinness Book of World Records. Events like this help spread the awareness of this magical instrument. Viva el charango!


Daniel Thompson said...

That's pretty cool. I would have liked to see that.