Some history includes that farmers that took their cattle across the country sang these songs as they travelled and even used them as forms of communication between villages. As it adapted Vallenato was influenced by European Pianos and accordions and became a type of music listened to by all, not only the lower class workers in which it gained its original popularity.
Every year in the month of April in the city of Valledupar the festival de la Legend Vallenata takes place. During this festival different people and groups battle to see who is best.
Instruments and Rhythm
Using these original instruments and others artists are able to create four different rhythms. These are know as Son, Paseo, Puya's, and Marengue.