In this lesson Leonel discusses the roots of the Cuban tres, Changui, Nengon, and Kiriba with examples of course!


Let’s talk about the roots of the Cuban tres.

I’ll be demonstrating a Guantánamo changüí pattern. (Guantánamo is a province in the eastern part of the country.)

This is a changüí pattern… (demonstrates with the tres)

There’s also other patterns based on changüí, such as: kiribá and nengón. These authentic rhythms are also from the Guantánamo province.

This is a nengón pattern…(demonstrates with the tres).

“Para ti, nengón. Para ti, nengón…”

There are variations from the changüí family.

Now, this is a kiribá… (plays the tres)


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Cuban Masters Series - Cuban Tres