Se Quema la Chumbaba by La Familia Valera Miranda (Style/Period (Cuban…
Se Quema la Chumbaba
by La Familia Valera Miranda
Intended for dance and based on improvisation.
Cuban son - fusion of music from Spain
- guitars, cuatro, double bass and functional harmony
- syncopation, layered rhythms, call & response and percussion.
Strophic with alternating verse and refrain broken by a cuatro solo.
Functional harmony with limited range of chords - I and V
Bass anticipates the harmony change by playing the root of the chord on the 4th beat of the previous bar.
Melody dominated homophony
Monophonic at start
Call & response
Limited vocal range
Rhythm and metre
Brisk duple time
3-2 son clave rhythm
Syncopation and triplets