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You are home alone Silence does not match your personality so you decide to turn on a music station You are listening to Latin music and you move to the rhythm You cannot avoid it You are dancing The music has body and soul and it has taken over you You close your eyes and feel the music that has moved your senses While you listen to the sounds you recognize some musical instruments but there is one unusual and splendid sound unknown to you The sound is vibrant and captivating The instrument is the cuatro The cuatro is among the many instruments that make the Latin music alive Since the conquest and colonization of the island of Puerto Rico by Spain the peasants were unable to import foreign musical instruments due to their economic insolvency Libaro Their love for festivities and music led them to construct their own musical instrument made of the finest woods from trees in Puerto Rico The cuatro has been an instrument distinguished for its brilliance and quality of sound It is played at two different angles meaning you use your left hand to play the strings on the top end of the instrument and the right hand plays the bottom strings simultaneously The cuatro has been recognized as the National Musical Instrument in Puerto Rico Its musical quality and its beautiful harmony make it a precious jewel Libaro The cuatro symbolizes the festive characteristic or personality of the Hispanic or Latin culture Throughout the year there are numerous festivities in which the cuatro contributes to the cultural and musical development of our land The versatility of the cuatro is demonstrated with the famous parrandas This festivity is quite a tradition The cuatro is essential in the parrandas During the Christmas season friends neighbors and family members gather at a pre-selected home There they practice Christmas carols until late evening hours The parrandistas accompanied by the
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