Colombia

Participant Portfolios / Southeastern Plains

Augusto Hernán Rodríguez López

joropo instrument maker, Granada

Augusto Hernán Rodríguez López is a musician who found his passion in instrument making and repair. He specializes in the construction of harps and is known throughout the plains for his skill. He currently builds instruments for regional academies and makes and repairs instruments for musicians.

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Augusto Hernán Rodríguez López
Augusto Hernán Rodríguez López

Augusto Hernán Rodríguez López examines his drill in preparation for constructing a harp.
Photo by Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Smithsonian Institution