The cuatro is Venezuela’s national instrument – a small 4-string guitar with roots in the Spanish guitar. It is mainly used in llanera music, the traditional lowland genre. Although associated with traditional music, a new generation of instrumentalists has recovered the instrument, extending its repertoire to classical music, jazz, and all contemporary music. The C4 Trio is made up of three avant-garde cuatrists, Jorge Glem, Hector Molina and Edward Ramirez, along with bassist Rodner Padilla. Since winning the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards, they have traveled the world showing their broad knowledge of the traditional repertoire alongside more contemporary languages and improvisation.