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Ancient Sun
Inkuyo
Ancient Sun
Genre: World Music
 
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The Incas linked much of their daily life with their religious beliefs and, therefore, with nature inasmuch as they worshipped the elements, such as the sun, the moon, thunder, pachamama (mother earth) and many other ma...  more »

      
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All Artists: Inkuyo
Title: Ancient Sun
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celestial Harmonies
Release Date: 7/23/1996
Genre: World Music
Styles: South & Central America, Andes
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013711309324

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The Incas linked much of their daily life with their religious beliefs and, therefore, with nature inasmuch as they worshipped the elements, such as the sun, the moon, thunder, pachamama (mother earth) and many other marvels of nature. For thousands of years, cultures around the world worshipped the sun - the element vital to life. During pre-Inca and Inca civilization, Tat-Inti (Sun God), was the most important of the many gods to worship. The Incas considered themselves to be direct descendants of the Tat-Inti and called themselves Sons of Tat-Inti. Consequently, they dedicated their lives to the sun god by holding special religious ceremonies and festivals year round. Thus Inkuyo's newest release of traditional and contemporary Andean music is titled Ancient Sun, after track 5, Sol Milenario.Reconstructing the musical rhythms born from numerous cultural mixes and influences with Bolivia, Inkuyo offers listeners a variety of these Andean-born rhythms while simultaneously emulating the sounds of ancient songs, dances and festivals which remain popular and celebrated today.Flowing flawlessly, the music ranges from sensual and cadent tempos, romantic and sensual rhythms, a two-part rhythm that is a slow and sad melody ending with an energetic format breaking the sad spell, lively and beautiful melodies, and capturing the natives yearning for their homeland.Ancient Sun follows in the same tradition as Inkuyo's other recordings. Listeners are thoughtfully and joyfully transposed to the ancient history of the pre-Inca and Inca civilization through a combination of modern compositions inspired by the land and its people and traditional songs and dances collected during the ensembles' travels throughout the Andes.

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Ken Fleishour | Spokane, Wa | 06/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simon and Garfunkle popularized "El Condor Pasa" which introduced much of the world to ancient themes . . . if this song piqued your interest, this is a must have album. A rhythmic feast; featuring ancient instruments; touching something deep inside . . ."