Feierliche Klänge zur Inka Prozession (Kantu), fröhliche Melodien und Rhythmen aus der Ajawasi, einer Taverne, in der Maisschnaps ausgeschenkt wird. Inkuyo - hier als Trio Vargas, Darington und Zamalloa - führt uns über ein breites Spektrum der Stimmungen und Feste zu alten Tempeln, heiligen Flüssen und Kultstätten.
Imagine the haunting sounds of the wind blowing through the altiplano, the highlands of the Andes Mountains, and you will hear the sounds the ancient Incas tried to create in their music. The call of the panpipes echoing each other, the plaintive cries of the wooden bass flutesthese sounds evoked, and still evoke, the windswept, unchanging highlands of South America. Inkuyo, the Americanbased ensemble devoted to ancient and contemporary Andean music, uses dozens of traditional flutes, whistles, and pipes, as well as traditional percussion and strings, to capture the spirit of Andean music.
Art from Sacred Landscapes, like Inkuyo's last recording, The DoubleHeaded Serpent (13070), combines traditional Andean works with new compositions, all drawn from Incan tales and places. Most are instrumental featuring the sounds of the sikus (panpipes), the quena and antara (flutes), the charango (armadilloshelled 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 musicthough
not all are 500 years old. Many are new works written in the Andean
tradition by Inkuyo's
Inkuyo is a trio: American multi-instrumentalist,