22.10.10

Gaitas

  
Sixto Silgado, Paito
y Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava
Gaita Negra

2005


Tracks:

1. El gusto de las mujeres
2. Recordando al grande
3. La avianca
4. La llorona
5. Señora María Macho
6. La promesa
7. Cuando yo aprendi atoca' gaita
8. Lo mejor de Colombia
9. Merengue faroto
10. La dormilona
11. El llanto de Susana
12. El pobre Paíto
13. El sapo
14. Ya se fue el maestro
15. La bozá de la máquina, la bozá del trueno
  
Personnel:

Sixto Silgado, Paito, gaita
César Carrasquilla, gaita macho
Giovany Silgado, el corso, tambora y coros
Daniel Silgado, ‘Nane’, tambor alegre
Jhon Páez, tambor llamador
José Borre, cantante
  
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Sixto Silgado, Paito and Los Gaiteros de Punta Bravo play some typical drum and fife street music from the Caribbean part of Colombia. ...



The Gaita Colombiana

Gaitas are an indigenous flute of Colombia, commonly used by the Kogi, Zenu and Kuna Indians located on the Atlantic coast of Colombia.There are actually 2 different kinds of gaitas -- the male (macho) and female (hembra). The female has five openings and is responsible for the melody. The male gaita has only 2 openings and plays harmony. Often the person playing the male gaita will have a maraca in the other hand.

The flute is made from a corazon de cardon ( a plant that is hollow when dry), beeswax, and duck feathers.

Originally, the gaita was used in indigenous religious celebrations where the sound of the gaita imitated the sounds of the birds. But, with the cultural mixing of both the Spanish -- and particularly the African peoples, the sounds of the gaita have become an integral part of the culture of the Colombian Caribbean. The gaita plays a critical role in several musical genres including CUMBIA.