Of interest to many flutists working in charanga is the kind of flute that is commonly associated with the genre. For those who are not familiar with the term, a charanga is a Cuban dance-music ensemble featuring the flute, with a history that reaches back 100 years and which has achieved international popularity beginning in the 1950’s.
International Flute Journal Assistant Editor Jessica Valiente has studied charanga for many years. She will soon publish a charanga method book for flute players. Meanwhile, she has submitted an extensive article on the subject entitled: The 19th-Century French Five-Key Flute and the Modern Boehm-System Flute in Cuban Charanga
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