Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto

  • 9/15/2012 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium
  • Event Type: Concert

Los Gaiteros de San JacintoLos Gaiteros de San Jacinto have been recognized for over half a century as the leading exponents of Colombian gaita music, a flute and drum music emblematic of the rich musical legacy of the indigenous and African influences in Colombia's Caribbean coastal region. Since forming in the 1930s, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto have performed the traditional Afro-indigenous rhythms of cumbia, gaitas, and porro from before the era of dance halls, music festivals, or "techno-cumbia" -- music that was central to the rituals and celebrations of community life. The group's Smithsonian Folkways recording Un Fuego de Sangre Pura ("a fire of pure blood") won Los Gaiteros a 2007 Latin Grammy award for Folkloric Music.