Güirro

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Title

Güirro

Subject

Folk music
Folk songs—Puerto Rico
Music—Latin America

Description

The Güirro, is a musical instrument that originated from Puerto Rico. It is made from a fruit called the Iguerra. The instrument is a notched hollowed-out gourd, and was traditionally used by the Taino. The Güirro is used during many different cultural events and festivities. The Güirro is not traditionally used while playing Bomba; however, it is often featured in the Plena style. The Bomba style usually consists of drums and maracas, while the Plena uses a large variety of different instruments. The Plena is an example of colonial history, it consists of the drums from the Bomba, but it also incorporates the uses of traditional Tiano instruments, such as the Güirro, and even European instruments, such as the guitar. Luz Rodriguez received this Güirro from a friend and often uses it to help explain Puerto Rican culture. Music and how it is often used in celebration within a community is an important way in keeping tradition alive.

Creator

Unknown Artisan

Source

Personal Collection of Luz Rodriguez

Publisher

Luz Rodriguez

Date

Accession Date: April 29, 2019

Contributor

Luz Rodriguez

Rights

Copyright to this resource is held by Luz Rodriguez and is provided here by CCSU for educational purposes only.

Relation

History Harvest 2018 Objects #23a-c.

Format

.JPG Image File

Language

N/A

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

History Harvest 2018 Object #23d (formerly object #22).

Coverage

New Britain, CT; Connecticut; Puerto Rico; 2018; 2010s; 21st century.

Collection

Citation

Unknown Artisan, “Güirro,” Latino History Harvest, accessed May 19, 2024, https://library.ccsu.edu/latinohistoryharvest/items/show/81.

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