This volume of the Musique du Monde series documents traditional music for string instruments (performed on guitarra, tiple, bandola, and requinto) performed by the Andean folk group Trio Morales Pino d'Alvaro Romero, and assisted by Jorge Ariza on requinto and Virgilio Rojas on guitarra. De Medellin à Popayan covers the heavily Spanish-influenced folk styles of this region: bambuco, pasillo, guabina, and torbellino. The music is energetic and celebratory and would typically be played in village gatherings. The instruments combine to create interesting textures, with the strings providing both rhythm and melody. An intriguing document of the rural highlands of Columbia, De Medellin à Popayan shows the lasting impact of Spanish colonization.
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AllMusic Review by Stacia Proefrock
feat: Virgilio Rojas