El Pasillo

The Pasillo in itself contains many attributes of a generation marked by formal attire, good manners, poetry, nostalgia and romanticism. Some of its most famous musicians have become national heroes. This story attempts to document what still exists of the Pasillo culture. Whenever a Pasillo is played, be it in a concert or with friends, it touches people’s souls and the party begins. This music unites generations of the old, who grew up with it, and the young, who were influenced by their parents.

  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

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    TV station on the Ilda Murillo's show stage. This show aims at promoting national artists. Cristian Rogel and Fabricio Toro of the "Los Tauros" orchestra wait for their turn to perform.

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  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

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    Auditorium of Radio Cristal where artists have performed for many decades. People come on certain days of the week to listen to their favorite singers live. Néstor Sellán Tomalá, known as the "Caballero del Pasillo" (The Pasillo gentleman) rehearses before coming out on stage.

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  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

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    Juanita Córdova waits in the changing room and takes some drops for her throat before she sings at the Teatro Centro de Arte on the day when they celebrate de Pasillo Ecuatoriano.

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    El Pasillo

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    Irma Arauz has been singing Pasillos for decades. She is one of the most well known artists in Guayaquil and yet lives in a modest house in the city. She wants to government to recognize the work and her colleagues have done culturally for the country and to give them a pension to live in their old age.

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  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

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    Posters of Julio Jaramillo, a national hero, who made popular Pasillo become famous in the country and in the Latin American region. His grandson, Christian, has followed in his steps. This is his house.

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  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

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    The group CORPDAIB, is a dancing group that performs during concerts in various places in Guayaquil. Their members range from all ages and they dance to Pasillos among other genres of popular music.

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  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

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    The "lagarteros" are Pasillo players who stand on the corners of a few streets in Guayaquil and wait for customers to come hire them. They are talented musicians who are not well known but who have mastered their skills. When there are no customers, they hang out and sometimes just play on the street while they share a few drinks.

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  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

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    TV station on the Ilda Murillo's show stage. This show aims at promoting national artists. Ilda Murillo is an artist who has made it big in the business and can now have her own show which will soon go on national TV.

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  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

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    Fernando Vargas poses with his girlfriend before his turn to perform at the Teatro Centro de Arte on the day when they celebrate de Pasillo Ecuatoriano.

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  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

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    The "lagarteros" are Pasillo players who stand on the corners of a few streets in Guayaquil and wait for customers to come hire them. They are talented musicians who are not well known but who have mastered their skills. When there are no customers, they hang out and sometimes just play on the street while they share a few drinks.

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