Ever wondered how they make Colombian traditional instruments? The footage of this video was taken on a trip to Palenque and San Jacinto Colombia.
In 2005 Palenque was declared Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Palenque is also considered the first free town in the Americas and their African traditions, heritage and ancestral drumming are still very strong today. They are proud of what they are and they still teach kids to speak Palenquero which is a dialect from the African Bantu language mixed with Spanish.
San Jacinto is the capital of Gaita music. They carry the Gaita tradition which is the legacy left from the native americans. This indigenous sound mixed with the African drums and the Spanish language gave birth to this beautiful tradition.