Venezuela, culturally and demographically speaking, consists of a mixture of various peoples who arrived in the area during the colonial period. They all brought their own traditions, beliefs, music, etc.; these have merged ever since with the cultures and means of expression of the native indigenous peoples. In this way, an interesting, rich and diverse culture was born. Therefore, a clear African, European, and Indigenous influence is to be found in Venezuelan music. This partly explains the uniqueness of this music.