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Topada

  • Language: Spanish
  • Region: Mexico
  • Improviser: Troubadour
  • Description: This is improvised singing in Spanish performed in Mexico and it takes place over a wide area: Nuevo León, San Luis de Potosí, Guanajuato, Querétaro (ten-line stanza "arribeña"), Jalisco, Michoacán (ten-line stanza "calentana"), Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz (ten-line stanza "jarocha"), Mexico City, Tamaupilas, Zacatecas, Puebla, Tabasco, Yucatán. Also included within this type of improvised art are the following different types: ten-line stanza, five-line stanza, couplet, six-line stanza, most are of 8 syllables, or of 6, accompanied by different musical instruments (guitar, vihuela, harp, Mexican guitar, requinto guitar) and a thousand ways of singing. Their transmission channels are being enhanced, nowadays we can find some women among the improvisers and it is also being introduced to young people.
  • Videos on the Internet: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=topada+de+poetas+huapanguero+huapanguera
  • Fact sheet in Kulturartea Mapa