COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN INFLUENCES IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
The purpose of this CE is to analyse traditional rhythms from Colombia and use them in the context of a contemporary musician. This paper is a performative research project, where the author takes three traditional rhythms from the Colombian Caribbean: Gaita, Porro and Cumbia. The work starts with a brief description about the history of the city of Barranquilla in Colombia and its yearly carnival, event where these three rhythms are performed among others in a celebration of culture and tradition, and includes information about traditional instruments commonly used to perform them. The creative process begins with rhythms being analysed and briefly described instrument by instrument. Thereafter, rhythms are adapted to modern instrumentation and/or used as a compositional tool in the design of the groove, harmonic progressions and melody, and finally showcased in live performances and studio recordings. The files found attached to this paper are a compilation of instructional videos, scores and performance examples that helped the development of this material during the course of the year.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Colombia; Jazz Fusion; Composition; Arranging; Research; Traditional Rhythms
Martín Isoza, Sergio Andres. “COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN INFLUENCES IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2018. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/130.