Vallenato de Rafa Vargas
Sunday, September 18 – 1:30 PM
Vallenato literally means “born in the valley”. The valley influencing this name is located between theÂ Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the SerranÃa de PerijÃ¡ in north-east Colombia. The name also applies to the people from the city where this genre originated: Valledupar (from the place named Valle de Upar â€“ “Valley of Upar”). In 2006, Vallenato and cumbia were added as a category in the Latin Grammy Awards. Colombiaâ€™s traditional Vallenato music is Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, according to UNESCO.