Sunday, November 24, 2013

Songs from Serrano: Rockin' In The Free World

Continuing the tradition of music making and recording music while living in a foreign country, I've made a new series of recordings I'll post from time to time. The series shall be called, "Songs from Serrano" since all recordings take place in my home here in Villa Serrano, Chuquisaca, Bolivia.

The first installment of the series is a simple cover. A Neil Young song... "Rockin' in the Free World"

I've been experimenting with the new instrument I'm learning. It's an Andean, mandolin-type, stringed instrument, called the CHARANGO. It is usually accompanied by pan flutes, classical guitars, and violins, to form the traditional music here in Bolivia.

I bought my Charango from this cool dude. His name is Don Felipe. He lives on the far side of town. And he makes some of the best charangos around.

Here's a recording of the song... Taking the bolivian instrument, and using it to play our American tunes. It has an... interesting sound.

K. Enjoy... Part Two is going to be an original.


  1. Sounds cool- need some chilean flutes in there!;)

  2. That's a fast little guitar you got there buddy...pretty cool!