Digital Folk Explorations from Argentina

Tremor - Proa
Tremor – Proa

Proa (Wonderwheel Recordings, 2013)

Tremor is an exploratory music trio from Argentina that combines the melodies and rhythms of the South American nation and the rest of the globe with glitch electronic music. Tremor is not about a steady dance beat or trance music, but rather a maker of folk-rooted musical collages or vignettes that morph constantly.

On Proa you’ll find the familiar charango (a small South American guitar) as well as the traditional bombo leguero drum (an Argentine drum Santiago del Estero province) along with a wide range of electronic beats and effects. The inspiration comes from carnavalito music, coplas, ritmo de saya, vidalas, chacareras, and other folkloric genres from Argentina.

Band members include Leonardo Martinelli on charango, ronroco, guitars, synthesizers, sachaguitarra, kazoo, bombo legüero, vocals; Gerardo Farez on synthesizers, bombo legüero, snare drum, kazoo, vocals; and Camilo Carabajal on bombo legüero, snare drum and caja.

Proa showcases the vibrant crosscultural sounds of modern Argentina, combining the tradition with current day electronics.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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