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This album combines traditional Andean works with new compositions. unannounced



Inkuyo's fourth release combines traditional Andean music with original Incan-influenced material. Inkuyo is an American-based trio consisting of American multi-instrumentalist Pamela Darington on strings, flute, and percussion, Bolivian composer Gonzalo Vargas on wind instruments and drums, and Daniel Zamalloa from Peru on strings and bass guitar. Together they dedicate themselves to creating spirited Andean music, both ancient and contemporary featuring traditional flutes, whistles, pipes, percussion, and strings. The album's two vocal tracks are sung in Quechua, the language of the Incas which is still spoken in some remote areas of the Andes.This CD, Inkuyo's fourth, also features guest artist, Jose Luis Reynolds, a charango and guitar player from Bolivia.

This album combines traditional Andean works with new compositions, all drawn from Incan tales and places. Most are instrumental featuring the sounds of the sikus (pan-pipes), the quena and antara (flutes), the charango (armadillo-shelled mandolin), and guitar. There are also two songs sung in Quechua, the language of the Incas which has never completely disappeared from the remote Andean heights.

While Andean music has become increasingly popular on the international scene, there are few ensembles that can match Inkuyo's expertise, research, and range of music. From the solemn, majestic sounds of the Kantu (an Inca processional march), to the festive Ajawasi (a kind of Andean tavern that serves corn liquor), Inkuyo presents a broad spectrum of moods and styles. All bear the timeless sound that characterizes Andean music - though not all are 500 years old. Many are new works written in the Andean tradition by Inkuyo's Gonzalo Vargas or Daniel Zamalloa. This is music that still contains echoes of the past and of the winds and mountains that inspired it.

CD Tracks:
1) Kantu
2) Kalasasaya
3) Vilcanota
4) Kusi Huaman (Joyful Hawk)
5) Alfamayo
6) Pacha Siku (Earth Pan-Pipes)
7) Ajawasi (Andean Tavern)
8) Puma Punku (Gate Of The Lions)
9) Morenada De Los Sapos
10) Azucenita (Little Lily)
11) Buscando (In Search Of)
12) Sinchikay (Endurnance)
13) Chunchus
14) Sonqoy Urpi (Dove Of My Heart)
15) Santa Juana

 

 

Artist: Inkuyo (Inca)

Format: Audio CD, run time 60:11

Label: Celestial Haromonies

Published: 1994

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Inca