Music of Honduras

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Music of Honduras Topics
Reggaeton
Rock Garifuna music
Bachata Matamuerte
Classical music Punta
Merengue Hip Hop
Pop Latino Cumbia
Salsa Reggae
Timeline and Samples
Central American music
Belize - Costa Rica - El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua - Panama

The music of Honduras is very varied, Punta is the main "ritmo" de Honduras, to Caribbean music like salsa, merengue, reggae, and reggaeton all widely heard especially in the North, to Mexican rancheras heard in the interior, rural part of the country. The country's capital of Tegucigalpa is an important center for modern Honduran music, and is home to the College for Fine Arts.[1]

Folk music is played with guitar, marimba and other instruments. Popular folk songs include La ceiba and Candú.

Garifuna music[edit]

Main article: Garifuna music

Garifuna originated from escaped Island Caribs who were deported from St. Vincent to Central America (especially Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and also in Nicaragua in 1802) by the British when they conquered St. Vincent. The Garifunas kept themselves apart from the social system then dominant, leading to a distinctive culture that include chumba and hunguhungu, a circular dance in a three beat rhythm, which is often combined with punta, their national genre.

There are other songs typical to each gender, women's eremwu eu and abaimajani, rhythmic a cappella songs, and laremuna wadauman, men's work songs. Other forms of dance music include matamuerte, gunchei, charikawi and sambai.

Popular Music[edit]

Though American music has produced most of the popular music in modern Honduras, the country has produced several well-known musicians such as:

A few famous bands originally from Honduras are:

  • The Dung Beetles
  • The Fruit Loops
  • The Red Bananananananas
  • Extreme Latino Rock!

Reggaeton has been popular in the country for many years, and Honduras has emerged as a leading producer of artists. Notable artists include:

Music Institutions[edit]

There is an Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Honduras (a national orchestra) and the College for Fine Arts, located in Comayagua.

References[edit]

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Articles[edit]