Amongst Colombian users of Twitter, the trend of publishing phrases from Vallenato songs -under the tag #Elvallenatomeenseñó [es] (Vallenato taught me)- has emerged, with the intention of highlighting famous lyrics immortalised in songs that reflect different life lessons.
As a musical genre, Vallenato is defined in Wikipedia as “native folk music from the Colombian Caribbean Coast […]. Traditionally, it is played with three instruments: the Diatonic Button Accordion, the Guacharaca and the Caja Vallenata drum. Vallenato has five different rhythms which are the paseo, the merengue, the puya, the son and the tambora. Vallenato is also played with the Guitar and with the same instruments as Cumbia in cumbiambas and groups that play with the millo”.
Vallenato forms a fundamental part of Colombian culture and it could be said that it is one of the most characteristic features of the country's history.
Alexandra Osorio (@alexaaOsorioo) [es] published:
For her part, Gabriela Nava (@gabyNava12) [es] maintains that it is impossible not to love Vallenato:
The user ‘David no existe’ (David doesn't exist) (@Tuunicoacosador) [es] remembers one of the most emblematic Vallenatos in the history of this genre: “Obsesión” (Obsession) by the group El Binomio de América (The Binomial of America).
Silvestre Dangond (@Dangond_Ochoa) [es] too, expresses:
Finally, Dana (@unaejtupida) [es] mentions various, famous young singers and composers.
The following are blogs dedicated to Vallenato:
- Blog vallenato [es] (Vallenato Blog)
- Música vallenata sin interrupciones [es] (Vallenato Music Without Interruptions)
- Vallenatos clásicos de Colombia [es] (Vallenato Classics from Colombia)
- Eccolo Vallenato, Vallenato “In moto perpetuo” [es]
You can also visit the post that Global Voices published in relation to the festival of the legendary Vallenato that is celebrated annually in Colombia.