Polo (music)

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Polo designates two forms of Venezuelan folk music. One that originates from Margarita Island and another one that is played in Coro, in the state of Falcón.

Polo Margariteño[edit]

The Polo from Margarita is a song in décima form, that is: ten verses of eight syllables each.

The harmonic structure cycles between an initial major key and its relative minor, using the following repeated progression: III(I)-VII7(V7)-V7-i-iv-V7-i-VII7(V7) (the Roman numerals in parentheses represent chord functions in the initial major key).

Polo Coriano[edit]

Pending research about Cheché Acosta Fuguet (past), and the duo of Nano Bravo and Chucho Penso (current).