In our Geo Quiz we're looking for the South American home of the charango which also has links to Iceland. For the Global Hit, Marco Werman speaks with Icelandic singer-songwriter Olof Arnalds who sings and plays airy Icelandic songs on the charango.
Our Geo Quiz theme is an arrangement of a traditional song from Mali called Diaraby. It's played here on a West African instrument, a four stringed lute called the ngoni, a precursor to the banjo. Now, lets switch to another stringed instrument: the charango. It looks a bit like a ukelele. The question for you is where does the charango come from? So, if you can, name one of the three countries where you'd likely find a charango. Geo Answer:
The answer is Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. All three are associated with the origins of a stringed instrument, the charango. It also has a link to Iceland. The World's Marco Werman speaks with Icelandic singer-songwriter Olof Arnalds who sings and plays airy Icelandic songs on the charango.