How do I distinguish a vallenato?

Discussion in 'Salsa Music' started by Juanan, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Juanan

    Juanan Changui

    Today I heard this song on the radio: Otto Serge - Amiga y mujer. (www. youtube. com/watch?v=dR9s9bQWFEo)

    I knew I was not a bachata, nor did I sound like a bolero, but I did not know what kind it was.

    Only now when looking for the song on Youtube to ask here I have seen that it is a vallenato.

    How do I distinguish a vallenato? It sounds very similar to a bachata or a bolero.
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  2. Marisha

    Marisha Descarga

    I have the same question.
  3. Marisha

    Marisha Descarga

  4. Juanan

    Juanan Changui

    Here it's the song:

  5. Juanan

    Juanan Changui

    Thank you. They did not reach the vallenato, they stopped at the 'T' :rofl:
  6. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    I would classify this as a fast Bachata ( sounds typical of Mexican style music El Norte ) .
  7. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Guaguanco' Rodríguez

    I don't if this will help.

    There are differet styles.

    Personally I really like Carlos Vives . He has done some classic vallenatos, but with a more modern style. He also integrated some indigemous intruments into his music.

    Some good vallenatos by carlos vives

    La gota fría (his version of a classic) a song about vallenato contest between two rival singers.

    Some more modern vallenatos
    La tierra del olvido

    Déjame entrar

    Fruta fresca

    Here s a vallenatón that you've probably heard - vallenato mixed with reggaeton
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  8. rafa

    rafa Son

    classic vallenato:
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  9. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Guaguanco' Rodríguez

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