Ecuadorian Musical Genres

A new online series about the most representative musical genres of Ecuador, including its origins, instruments, and dances. The series is presented by Ecuadorian music educator and researcher Edison Guaita.

The musical genres that are part of this project are: Danzante, Tonada, Yumbo, Sanjuán – Inti Raymi, Bomba, Albazo, Carnaval, Capishca, Pasacalle, Pasilla and Alza. Each video presents a historical review, the rhythmic basis of the musical genre, as well as some sample songs.


Edison Guaita

Musician, researcher, and professor of traditional Ecuadorian music. He is the author of several songs with different themes and musical genres.

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