[How To Play] El Querreque

What is El Querreque?

El Querreque is a very popular huapango song from Mexico. El Huapango is a Mexican folk dance and music style, part of the style son huasteco.

The classical huapango is characterized by a complex rhythmic structure mixing duple and triple meters which reflect the intricate steps of the dance. When the players sing (in a duet, in a falsetto tone), the violin stops, and the zapateado (the rhythm provided by heels hitting the floor) softens. The huapango is danced by men and women as couples.