Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Similar instrumentation, led by an accordion, grounded by the guacharaca and a cowbell (as well as punctuated by the caja vallenata drum), but slower, more drawn out, which is exactly what lead singer and bassist Arturo Guzman goes for.

    Derek Beres: Global Beat Fusion: Algeria Rocks, Togo Rolls

  • Its banks are inhabited by an innumerable quantity of birds, among which the pauxi and the guacharaca, which may be called the turkeys and pheasants of those countries, are found to be the most useful.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • We also seek in vain on these banks for the thick-nosed tapir, the araguato, or great howling monkey, the zamuro, or Vultur aura, and the crested pheasant, known by the name of guacharaca.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • Guacharo means in Castilian “one who cries and laments;” now the bird of the cavern of Caripe, and the guacharaca

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • We also seek in vain on these banks for the thick-nosed tapir, the araguato, or great howling monkey, the zamuro, or Vultur aura, and the crested pheasant, known by the name of guacharaca.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • Its banks are inhabited by an innumerable quantity of birds, among which the pauxi and the guacharaca, which may be called the turkeys and pheasants of those countries, are found to be the most useful.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • The album's signature sound includes the vallenato staples of accordion, guacharaca (scraper), and caja vallenata

    PopMatters

  • And here's the original version of Very Be Careful's "Mi Fantasma", an eerie, powerful track whether or not a young Argentine has slapped a guacharaca-and-kick loop on top: only be used to pay web-fees.

    mudd up!

  • And here's the original version of Very Be Careful's "Mi Fantasma", an eerie, powerful track whether or not a young Argentine has slapped a guacharaca-and-kick loop on top: only be used to pay web-fees.

    mudd up!

  • Vallenato, which translates as "born in the valley," is a looser relative of Colombian cumbia, and Very Be Careful strips it down to the bones: accordion (one of the coolest instruments on the planet, no matter what anyone says), standup bass, caja (hand drum), guacharaca (gourd scraper) and cowbell (I can only imagine the number of "more cowbell" jokes these guys have had to endure).

    World Music Central

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Tairona culture percussion instrument that emulates the call of the bird known by the same name, that bird being the crested pheasant, Ortalis ruficola.

    February 5, 2010

  • See also cocrico. Both are local names (guacharaca in Colombia and northern Venezuela, cocrico in Tobago) for the Rufous-Vented Chachalaca.

    P.S. Hernesheir, did you mean Ortalis ruficauda? That's the scientific name for the abovementioned bird. :-)

    February 5, 2010