Carlos Vives
Más Futuro Que Pasado
Todos Bailan Salsa
Pepe Aguilar

International » South American Traditions » Vallenato

A product of Colombia's northern coastal region, Vallenato -- a folk tradition that originated as recreational music performed by cattle-ranching cowboys -- is among the country's most popular and influential musical exports. Created via a combination of three basic musical instruments -- most commonly the accordion, bongo, and güiro -- vallenato is also typified by its four basic rhythms: son (the slowest), paseo (the most common and most marketed), merengue (faster and more joyous), and puya (the fastest and most complex of them all). Lyrically, vallenato is chiefly concerned with romance, with most songs detailing either the singer's love of a woman or his affection for his hometown.

Vallenato Artists Highlights

Carlos Vives
Carlos Vives
Pepe Aguilar
Pepe Aguilar
Sexteto La Constelacion De Colombia
Sexteto La Constelacion De ...

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Vallenato Album Highlights

Más Futuro Que Pasado
Juanes
Más Futuro Que Pasado
Todos Bailan Salsa
Fruko
Todos Bailan Salsa
El Amor de Mi Tierra
Carlos Vives
El Amor de Mi Tierra
El Rock de Mi Pueblo
Carlos Vives
El Rock de Mi Pueblo
Vida
Luis Fonsi
Vida
Más Corazón Profundo
Carlos Vives
Más Corazón Profundo

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Vallenato Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Bonita Juanes / Sebastián Yatra
Como Tu Carlos Vives
Sola Luis Fonsi
El Mar de Sus Ojos Carlos Vives
No Lo Había Dicho Pepe Aguilar
La Subienda Gabriel Romero
Déjame Entrar Carlos Vives

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