Photographer: Pedro Genaro Rodriguez
The main attraction of Gagá “orchestras” is a group of vegetable trumpets made of bamboo and metal, whose melodious and catchy rhythm invite people to dance.
In Cuba they are known as “Canutos”, in Haiti as “Vaccines” and in the Dominican Republic as “Bambues” (bamboo). They are also well known in various parts of Africa. Either way, it has been adapted locally and Dominican Gagá exists and nowadays is part of Dominican culture and identity.