The “LLanera” Harp

It´s quite a large instrument made of wood. It has 32 nylon strings that represent 4 octaves. The harp’s appearance is attributed to the Jesuits in the seventeenth century. The “Llanera” Harp is a traditional instrument from the plains of Colombia and Venezuela. Most of the rhythms have an African influence in the musical execution and a flamenco influence in the way to dance.


The Cuatro

A relative of the cavaquincho, this instrument has just four strings (nylon) that are tuned to A D F# B. The Cuatro has a diversity of “rasgueos” this is what gives the music a soft percussive accent