Ep1: Jose Juan Paredes | The Chota Valley - Ecuador

CHOTA MADRE is a cultural movement who's main purpose is to diffuse and broadcast Ecuadorian music through the Bomba genre from El Valle del Chota. Bomba was born and flourished from the cultural exchange between the indigenous, mestizo and African communities living in proximity in the Carchi and Imbabura provinces of Ecuador. Bomba is characterized by the percussion bomba drum, handmade by the African descendants living in the area. Together the requinto guitar, the guiro, and male and female voices transmit color, feeling and passion to the people.

Credits: Fine Art Photography and Creative Direction: PH Daniel Sanchez

Video and Audio: Maracuya Productions

Music: Jose Juan Paredes & Chota Madre

Location: Jem Studios Queens, New York

Gear Info: Nikon D750 Nikon SB-700 Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD 40x50 Softbox Edited in Final Cut Pro X

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