Music is an integral part of the culture of each place and is usually described as a universal language.
Even if you don’t understand the lyrics of a song, you can feel touched or transported elsewhere thanks to it. It is also a way of celebrating life, conveying ancient stories and traditions. Perhaps that’s why an enormous amount of a place’s soul is reflected in the music.
To help you get to know the soundtrack of our destinations, we have prepared a series of 3 articles that will take you discovering some of the sounds of local folklore. The classics from the most popular artists and some of the new music which has been getting more airplay in recent years. A collection of world music!
Have a lovely (sound) trip!
Of all the Andean nations, Bolivia is probably the one whose culture remains most deeply rooted in its indigenous peoples. Still, as is the case with neighbouring countries, there is a marked Spanish influence and European culture.
Bolivian traditional musical instruments include various types of charango (small string instruments of the lute family), flutes (notably the pan flute), reco-reco, drums and drums.
Some of the best known traditional musical styles are bailecito, kullawada, tonada, taquirari, carnavalito, lamento, saya afro-boliviano, tuntuna, taki taki and cueca.