Seis De Los Palitos
Seis de Los Palitos, a variation on the Seis Chorreao, is a traditional
dance created by Jibaros in a small town called Villalba. Villalba is located
in the mountains, north of Ponce, in a region of Puerto Rico called the
Cordillera Central. The town of Villalba is surrounded by beautiful
mountains and forests which contain some of the most incredible scenery on
the island and Puerto Rico's highest peak! It is said that the Cordillera
is the last retreat of the Jibaro, the hardy Puerto Rican mountain peasant
who is known for his pride, independence and resourcefulness, a scythe-swinging
philosopher. In Seis de los Palitos, the Jibaros hit
"palitos" (skinny wood sticks) together, keeping rhythm with the music
while they sang and danced.
References and Suggested Reading
- "Seis de Los Palitos" historical notes from song by same title, Jose L.
Rivera, author. [Song]
- See References and Resources
for where to find these treasures and additional suggested reading.
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