Maude V. White in Village near Valparaiso, Chile - in the beginning of the 1880's

from Friends and Memories, page 218:

 There is a curious noise that is often heard towards night-time in a Chilian village. It is seldom indeed that some member of the family does not play the guitar, and often, in the cool of the evening, you will see dusky, half Indian-looking people seated just outside the door of their ranchos with their instruments on their knees. They do not always pluck the strings; sometimes they take the notes of a chord with the left hand while they hit the strings with their closed fingers to the rhythm of the samacueca; the faint chords struggle to make themselves heard, but are almost drowned…   more >>

cite as

Maude V. White, Friends and Memories (London, 1914), p. 218. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Village near Valparaiso, Chile


Maude V. White

Listening to

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Chilean folk music

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1880's
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:34:20 +0000
Approved on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:24:34 +0100