Mestizo music
Costumed Dancing
Wayno or Huayno
Most important Mestizo genre in Peru
ensemble that consists of guitarron, vihuela, guitar, violins and trumpets
traditional Mexican music originally sung by only one performer with a guitar.
Son Huasteco
played by a Trio Huasteco composed of a guitarra quinta huapanguera (a five course, eight stringed guitar-like instrument) a Jarana Huasteca (a stringed instrument related to the jarana) and a violin.
Son Jarocho
fusion of indigenous (primarily Huastecan), Spanish, and African musical elements, reflecting the population which evolved in the region from Spanish colonial times.
Suya of Brazil
Lowland Amazonian musical culture. Predominantly vocal, sometimes accompanied by rattles.
The Kayapo people are indigenous peoples in Brazil, from the plain lands of the Mato Grosso and Para in Brazil, south of the Amazon Basin and along Rio Xingu and its tributaries.
Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music
Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in Bahia, Brazil, offten ssociated with carnival
Cuica is a Brazilian friction drum with a large pitch range, produced by changing tension on the head of the drum.