Chirimia del Rio Napi

Chirimia del Rio Napi


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  • country:Colombia
  • region:South Pacific
  • style(s):Currulao, Chirimia
  • label:Sonidos Enraizados
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, percussion, woodwind
  • artist posted by:Sonidos Enraizados

Line up

  • Augusto Perlaza (Maracas)
  • Carlos Blanco (Triangle)
  • Carlos Vasquez (Traditional snare)
  • Esteban Perlaza (First flute)
  • Juan Carlos Vasquez (Voice, Bombo (traditional bass drum))
  • Serafin Hinestroza (Second flute)


Chirimia del Rio Napi is a group formed by musicians 25 years ago this musicians lives in villages that are along the Rio Napi southern department of Cauca, in the colombian pacific coast.

The format is composed of three cane flutes (now PVC), the flutes are 6 holes as those used by indigenous Andean Cauca a leather drummer, a bass drum, as used in marimba music - a pair of maracas, triangle rod and voices.