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Music and Dance of Ecuador

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Caroline Vannah

on 24 March 2014

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Music and Dance of Ecuador
Los Patihuaris (the Anaconda Dance):
-The anaconda, a large water snake, is one of the most powerful animals in Amazonian mythology, representing both the beginning and the end of life.
-Deep within the amazon rain forest, the Anaconda Dancers perform Los Patihuaris to music that reflects traditional rhythms and melodies of the region.

San Jaunito
The dances of Ecuador range from indigenous dances found within in the Amazon rainforest to dances with West African and European roots blended with Ecuadorian instruments and movement.

The Music of Ecuador reflects the multi-ethnic and multicultural character of the country, Ecuador's Music has been influenced by African rhythms, traditional Andean music, and indigenous music from the jungle.
The Pasillo
- Considered the most popular of all and their national genre of music
- Lively couples dance, which originates from the classic Viennese waltz.
- It is currently part of folk culture and has a slow rhythm, poetic and sentimental texts, and melancholy melodies.

1. He will go to the parade before his mom gets home.
2. My script will be done as soon as I find energy.
3. I will play the bandolin until we are ready for the competition.
4. His career will end unless his doctor permits him.
5. I will fire him before the season changes.

-The traditional marimba is popular throughout much of Latin America.
-Traditional marimba music invites dancing and singing. The typical marimba dance is lively, with dancers performing barefoot.
-Women dancers wear billowing skirts and wave colored handkerchiefs while the men are dressed in nice pants and shirt.
-During the marimba festival, poets recite improvised poems about their lives, the beauty of the sea and land, and the issues of the day.

-Musical form of lively rhythms
- is a mestizo dance, performed by street musicians

- Albazo is a kind of Andean Ecuadorian music
- It is of indigenous and mestizo origin. It has a happy rhythm and generally it is played with guitar and requinto. It is also common that it is played by a “banda de pueblo” village band

- The San Juanito's pre-Columbian origins boast joyful rhythms and melancholic melodies.
-Today the San Juanito is played with a variety of indigenous instruments such as therondador ( a small panpipe), the pinguillo (a type of flute), the bandolin (a type of chordophone), and the dulzaina (a intstrument similar to an oboe). These are joined by foreign instruments such as the guitar, quena (a reed flute), drums, zampoñas (a type of panpipe), etc. as well as electronic instruments, which give it a modern style.
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