"Soul Of The Andes Phesqha Chuymas"
"Soul Of The Andes Strings And Flutes From Ecuador Peru And Bolivia"
01.Adios Pueblo de Ayacucho
02.El Inca Atahualpa
03.Flor del Campo
05.Negra del Alma
INKHAY is a Quechua verb that means "to tend the
fire". The members of the group have chosen this name to symbolize
their commitment to keep alive, expose and spread the beautiful music
of the Andes mountains of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.
The musicians play over two dozen musical instruments. Among the wind instruments, they play a variety of pan-pipes known to the natives as "sikus", "antaras" or "zamponas". They also play end-notched vertical flutes called kenas, transverse flutes, whistles and ocarinas as well as an array of percussion instruments. All these instruments have their roots in pre-Hispanic civilization.
INKHAY's music, primarily, represents elements of South American indigenous culture when they perform wind and percussion music. They also include European musical elements when they play stringed instruments like the guitar, mandolin and the well known "charango" (a guitar like instrument fashioned of an armadillo shell). Over the past three centuries, harp music, together with other stringed instruments have become an integral part of the " mestizo" traditional music of the Andes. The task of group INKHAY is to interpret the different styles of playing Andean music maintaining the styles of the native communities.
INKHAY originated in New York in 1984. Their performances at music festivals, museums, schools and concert halls have created a new source of reference for folk music lovers.
The members of INKHAY, under the direction of Pepe Santana, a native from Ecuador, are: Rothman Teran, Cesar Vele and Ivan Vele also from Ecuador, next to Fernando Leiva from Bolivia. Each member has been involved with various folk groups, both, here in the United States and in South America.
As part of the concept that INKHAY promotes, native traditional dancers from Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. workshops on instrument making and lecture demonstrations can be requested depending on budget constraints.
INKHAY's commitment is to keep alive the fire of their vibrant AndeanTraditions