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Música Vallenata: Fabián Corrales of Discusses Serenatas

Fabián Corrales is a talented singer, composer, arranger, and producer of música vallenata. His youthful style focuses on the more modern style of paseo, and song lyrics hold special appeal to younger listeners. The instrumentation of accordion, guitar, and guacharaca evokes the suave sound of the serenata, the tradition of serenading one's beloved, with guitar replacing the bass and caja. Here he talks about the serenata and performs his composition "La Consentida." It was filmed during recording sessions with Smithsonian Folkways in Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia for ¡Ayombe!: The Heart of Colombia's Música Vallenata.