Relationship: Child of im/migrant


The Guira is a musical instrument that a lot of latino musicians use. The guira is made out of metal and is shaped like a sphere with a handle on the side and bumps all around it , there is a second piece to it that's it's like a stiff brush or a metal scraper latinos call Gancho de Guira.When this instrument is played it sounds a bit raspy. My Dad has his own guira and always takes it with him whenever there’s a party or special occasion. My brother will sometimes use it as well or he will use another instrument which is called a Tambora. I would try to play it or learn a bit from my father and brother but it never sounds good or at least the same way they play it. Whenever my family and I are at parties and my dad has the Guira he is always just making random beats. We all go along with it but there’s always this one part of a song that most Dominicans sing at parties from a Dominican singer called Toño Rosario that they always play. We literally do that every time my family’s together because we all think it’s funny. 

Year: 2000

– Nevelyn A

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