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The legüero hype: the distance of folklore

The bass drum, a classic instrument of our folklore, also had a practical function to which it owes its name.

Bombo leguero

Irreplaceable companion of  chacareras , zambas and  malbos , the bass drum is a piece essential of our  folklore . Originally from Santiago del Estero, from there it expanded throughout northern Argentina. However, its benefits went beyond music.

The name of the bass drum is not casual. It's called that because you can literally hear a league. In his native Santiago, he was even used to delimit territories. How far did one pay go and start another? Easy: as far as the hype was heard, exactly one league.

Publication Date: 10/07/2019

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