Changüí

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This article is about the style of music. Changüí_sentence_0

For the Spanish footballer, see Changui (footballer). Changüí_sentence_1

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Changüí is a style of Cuban music which originated in the early 19th century in the eastern region of Guantánamo Province, specifically Baracoa. Changüí_sentence_2

It arose in the sugar cane refineries and in the rural communities populated by slaves. Changüí_sentence_3

Changüí combines the structure and elements of Spain's canción and the Spanish guitar with African rhythms and percussion instruments of Bantu origin. Changüí_sentence_4

Changüí is considered a predecessor of son montuno (the ancestor of modern salsa), which has enjoyed tremendous popularity in Cuba throughout the 20th century. Changüí_sentence_5

Changüí is related to the other regional genres of nengón and kiribá and is descended from nengón. Changüí_sentence_6

Technically, the changüi ensemble consists of: marímbula, bongos, tres, güiro (or guayo) and one or more singers. Changüí_sentence_7

Changüi does not use the Cuban key pattern (or guide pattern) known as clave. Changüí_sentence_8

The tres typically plays offbeat guajeos (ostinatos), while the guayo plays on the beat. Changüí_sentence_9


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