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Chile: Hispano-Chilean Metisse Traditional Music

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Chile: Hispano-Chilean Metisse Traditional Music
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The traditional music of Chile is a vibrant and distinctive fusion of Spanish and indigenous cultures. This recording features music that falls into two functional categories: ceremonial and entertainment. Included are the music of cueca, the national dance of Chile, and a tonada, an example of an important style of Chilean singing, as well as examples of traditional regional music and dance: “Song of the Alfereces” (color-bearers) and “Dances of the Chinos” (servants of the divinities and saints). Performers employ voice and musical instruments ranging from European and native guitars to pifilca, the pre-Columbian flute. Liner notes include detailed analysis of each track and its significance within Chilean culture.

Track Listing

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Song of the Alféreces and Dances of the Chinos Guillermo Villalon, Oscar Villaon Vicencio 14:40
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102
Canto a lo Pueta / Versos por Historia Manuel and Eduardo Ulloa 9:07
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103
Danza Daniel Hidalgo, Manuel Hidalgo 5:05
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104
Lanchas Daniel Hidalgo, Manuel Hidalgo 5:26
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105
Cueca Olga Guzman, Juan Negrete 4:38
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106
Song of Delgadina Gabriela Pizzaro 5:18
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107
Tonada Graciela and Olga Freire 3:38