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El Pueblo Canta

For more than 20 years, El Pueblo Canta, a well-known group of musicians from Tuta, Colombia, have won over audiences and festivals in the regions of in Boyacá, Santander, and Cundinamarca. The group formed on Christmas Day in 1989 after performing in a carnival in their home town of Tuta. They are composed of Álvaro Suesca, his sons Edixon Julian and Danny Leonel, and Eduardo Vega Guerrero. El Pueblo Canta plays la carranga, a style of folk music born of the Colombian Andes in the region of Boyacá. The musical genre originated in the 1970s and is typically characterized by its very fast, fierce, and cheerful play in celebration of folk traditions – a love for land, nature, and a positive outlook.

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Watch Past Performances

El Pueblo Canta / Don Abundio y sus Traviesos 6/30/11: El Pueblo Canta / Don Abundio y sus Traviesos

An exploration of music and dance from Colombia. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is, The Peace Corps, and Colombia: The Nature of Culture.

El Pueblo Canta / Don Abundio y sus Traviesos

An exploration of music and dance from Colombia. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is, The Peace Corps, and Colombia: The Nature of Culture.

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