Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Roots of the tres

Submitted by tresero on Tue, 07/02/2019 - 18:08
Jon Griffin

Roots of Cuban Music

In this lesson Leonel discusses Changüi, Nengon, and Kiriba with examples of course!


Let's talk about tres's roots.

I'll be demonstrating a Guantánamo changüí pattern. (Guantánamo is a province in the eastern part of the country.)

This is a changüí pattern… (demonstrates with the tres)

There's also other patterns based on changüí, such as: quirivá and nengón. These authentic rhythms are also from the Guantánamo province.

This is a nengón pattern…(demonstrates with the tres).

"Para ti, nengón. Para ti, nengón…"

There are variations from the changüí family.

Now, this is a kiribá… (plays the tres)