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Marcelo Rojas and Álvaro Marazzi
Marcelo Rojas and Álvaro Marazzi
Marcelo Rojas is a master of Paraguayan harp music, which evolved in the twentieth century from a rural recreational music to a technically advanced, musical expression of Paraguayan nationhood.
Photo by Daniel Sheehy, Smithsonian Institution

Representing several generations and a range of song styles, the musicians in this all-star group hail from small towns and ranches on Colombia's Caribbean coast, a region known as La Guajira. ¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia's Música Vallenata, the 2008 Independent Music Award winning Smithsonian Folkways recording, also became a full-length feature film, entitled Accordion Kings, that will air on the Smithsonian Channel in the fall of 2009.

  • Isaac Enrique Carrillo Vega, vocals
  • Daniel José Castilla Maestre, caja
  • Javier Enrique Gámez Brito, accordion
  • Jaine José Maestre Socarrás, guacharaca
  • Orangel Maestre Socarrás, accordion
  • Sigilfredo Rivera Peñalosa, electric bass

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