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CHOTA MADRE

Ecuador

CHOTA MADRE is a cultural movement whose main purpose is to diffuse and broadcast Ecuadorian music through Bomba genre originally from El Valle del Chota. El Chota is the motherland of the musical rhythm we bring and expose to you. Bomba was born and flourished from the cultural exchange between the Indigenous, Mestizo and African communities living in proximity to the provinces of Carchi and Imbabura in Ecuador.

Bomba is characterized by the percussion Bomba drum, handmade by the African descendants living in the area. Together, the requinto (small guitar), the güiro and male and female vocals will transmit the color, feeling and passion to all audiences.

CHOTA MADRE brings energy, pride and history through the fusion of traditional and contemporary rhythms to people of all walks of life and keeps new and old generations aware of their cultural heritage.