Cuba; Rhythm; Musical style. In music it refers to a rythm and style that incorporates a tres guitar or two, maybe piano, and slow, smooth percussion. Look at Cachao's "Master Sessions Vol 1" for the prototypical and beautiful guajira.
Similar to the son with vocals as a form of social commentary to guitar accompaniment. Originally from the countryside. The urbanised version that we hear today is played in 2/4 or 4/4 time and is rhythmically similar to the son montuno but slower.
EThis form of country song emerged in Oriente, the eastern region of Cuba. Derived from Spanish tradition, the lyric content is sometimes sad or longing, nostalgic or expressing the difficulties of an impoverished life-style. The singer is accompanied by a guitar and a set of small percussion instruments. Later a double bass was added along with other percussion instruments, when the mixture with the son gave way to the son montuno, slower that the son.
a Cuban term for a country person, a "country boy," or in this case a country girl
1. A song style originating with the Campesinos containing elements of the Spanish Canción and the Cuban Son. It is somewhat parallel to the "blues" of America. The lyric content is sometimes sad or longing, nostalgic or expressing the difficulties of an impoverished life-style. 2. Slang term for a Cuban peasant woman.
An arpeggiated and floral song form, derived from the Cuban son with elements of the canción form.
The slow guajira came from the Spanish-Cuban music of the guajiros. Much of its feeling comes from Hispanic melodies and guajeos that were originally, and often still are, played on the tres. The guajira is similar to the slow son montuno but is more delicate and less driving. Its lyrics frequently deal with rural nostalgia.
a Spanish-derived, slow-tempo music genre originating in rural Cuba popular with city-dwellers who romanticized the simple life; usually played with guitar and small percussion.
Punto Guajiro (also called Punto Cubano), with its Andalucian origins, has been evolving in Cuba since the 1700s, is the country music from the Western and Central provinces of Cuba. This style began to become popular around the end of the 18th century. Lyrics are always in the form of a dÃ©cima.