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     Land of winds > Rhythms and styles > Style | Issue 15 (Jul.-Aug. 2013)
    By Edgardo Civallero | Sara Plaza

Huayno k'alampeado

Huayno k'alampeado

The "huayno k'alampeado" is a style of huayno typical from the Quechua-speaking region of Bolivia, especially popular in the north of the department of Potosí. Also called "zapateado", one of its characteristic features is the charango technique known as "k'alampeado, a special play technique by strumming, not picking, the strings.

Whether in its traditional or modern (arranged) versions, this type of huayno shares most of the features common to the music played in northern Potosí, including Quechua lyrics and high female voices.

Video 01. "Doce coplas sumergidas en una wiphala de sangre", by Luis Rico.
Video 02. "Orgullosa pocoateña", by Orlando Pozo y el grupo Pujllay.
Video 03. "Toropalca granadita", by Savia Andina.
Video 04. "Selección de kalampeados", by Agrupación Folklórica Pukara.

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