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Easy Podcast: El charango, la voz de los Andes

The charango is a stringed instrument, similar to a guitar, but smaller in size and higher in pitch, that has a very important place in traditional Andean-dufford music.

The sweet musical tones of the charango can be heard in the folk music of Chile, Colombia, Argentina and -most of particularly- Peru and Bolivia.

There are many theories about the origins of the popular charango, but most agree it’s a native adaptation of the string instruments introduced in the New World by the Spanish conquistadores.

Click play to learn about the fascinating history of this special instrument:

  1. Easy Podcast - El charango, la voz de los Andes - Easy Español Easy Español
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