MILK & SUGAR w/Venezuelan singer - María Marquéz
Milk & Sugar are German house music producers & record label owners (based in Spain) Mike Milk (real name, Michael Kronenberger) and Steven Sugar (real name, Steffen Harding).
- In 2013 they released an indie dance single named "Canto del Pilon," remixing the 1985 track with the same name by Maria Marquez and Frank Harrisby.
•Related to the bandurria and mandolin.
•Bandola llanera: traditionally with only seven frets and four nylon or gut strings.
•Bandola andina colombiana: this instrument has six courses of strings in several different arrangements. It may have 12 strings in doubled courses, 14 strings with the first two courses tripled and the rest doubled, 16 strings with the first four courses tripled and the last two doubled, or 18 strings in triple courses.
•The cuatro of Venezuela has four single nylon strings, tuned (ad'f#'b).
•It is similar in shape and tuning to the ukulele, but their character and playing technique are vastly different.
•The cuatro is particularly designed for strumming: the fingerboard finishes flush with the top of the instrument, and the upper half of the sound board is often completely covered by a scratch plate made from hardwood.
•A friction drum is a percussion instrument consisting of a single membrane stretched over a sound box, whose sound is produced by the player causing the membrane to vibrate by friction.
•The furruco is used in Zulian traditional music such as parranda and gaita.
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•Maracas, sometimes called rumba shakers, are a native instrument of Latin America.
•The leather maracas were introduced in 1955 by Venezuelan percussionist Pan con Queso.
•Venezuelan maraca players (maraqueros) are highly skilled musicians who must learn many techniques in order to play the instrument properly.
•Venezuela has two types of harps, and the arpa llanera or arpa criolla is the more popular.
•The instrument is designed to be played in the standing position, although many performers perform while sitting.
• It is found all over Venezuela and in the plains of the neighboring country of Colombia.
•It can be heard in a number of different songs & dance types, including joropo.