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Jorge Laura plays charangos

Juan Jorge Laura plays charango.


Charangos first appeared after the Spanish conquest. Traditionally made from the shell of an armadillo, these instruments are now carved in wood and have 10 strings. Listen to the sound of a charango, first alone (RealAudio 14.4 and 28.8), and then with other instruments (RealAudio 14.4 and 28.8).



Rumillajta also uses standard guitars. Listen to Juan Carlos playing the guitar (RealAudio 14.4 and 28.8), then listen to Juan Carlos and Bill McGlaughlin discussing the guitar and other Spanish influences on Rumillajta's music (RealAudio 14.4 and 28.8).

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Instrument illustrations and descriptions copyright Rumillajta. Photo by Steve Wunrow.