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A few days ago the Tarahumara drums arrived at TAMBORERIA (CDMX) and I found it very interesting to know about them.
The Tarahumaras or Rarámuri are undoubtedly one of the most important cultures in Mexico. They are located in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Chihuahua. They have music, instruments, dance, history and food.
There are more than 50,000 Tarahumaras in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Chihuahua, one of the coldest regions in Mexico. They are supposed to have arrived from Mongolia some 15,000 years ago, as hunters and gatherers. They occupied most of the state, but were fought by the Apaches and stripped of territories by modern tribes. They had to retreat to the mountains. They still live in scattered and partly transhumant hamlets (to get away from the cold in the winter), dedicated to forestry, small mining, handicrafts and some subsistence crops.
Tarahumara are very religious but they practice their beliefs outside of churches. For them, as in many other cultures, dance is a prayer; with the dance they implore forgiveness, they ask for rain (to promote it the dance of “dutuburi”), They thank her and the harvest; dancing help "Repá betéame" (He who lives above), so that he cannot be defeated by "Reré betéame" (He who lives below).
YAAA I KNOW, I WAS THE SAME AS SURPRISED, HAHA.
Speaking about their instruments, the most important are the well-known tarahumara drums or tamboras.
In the tamboreria we have available 3 sizes. The little one, the medium one and the big one that has skin on both sides.
We will leave this blog here, then we will talk about the Tarahumara dances.
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The bongos are a percussion instrument Afro-Cuban which consists of a couple of
Small open bottom drums of different sizes.
In Spanish, the biggest drum is called female (female)
and the smallest male (male).
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