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Window in the Andes
Inkuyo
Window in the Andes
Genre: World Music
 
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Window to the Andes is just that, a glimpse into the magic of the Andes mountains (and culture) where music plays a vital role in Andean daily life. Stretching from Cape Horn almost to Panama, the Andes have seen many c...  more »

      
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All Artists: Inkuyo
Title: Window in the Andes
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celestial Harmonies
Original Release Date: 9/16/1998
Re-Release Date: 11/3/1998
Genre: World Music
Styles: South & Central America, Andes
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013711317329

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Window to the Andes is just that, a glimpse into the magic of the Andes mountains (and culture) where music plays a vital role in Andean daily life. Stretching from Cape Horn almost to Panama, the Andes have seen many cultures and conquering races come and go - over thousands of years. Home to some of the highest mountain peaks on Earth, the mountains have proven magical, even mystical, to any who are lucky enough to witness them. Long regarded by the people as Gods, or Apus, the mountain spirits believed to dwell within these peaks occupy a very important place among the many Gods worshiped. And, like these spiritually and physically immortal mountains, the music has also proven to be indomitable, and ever-present.The beauty and contrasts of the Andes, from bare highlands to lush valleys to thick jungles, is mirrored in the music. In the highlands, music is more solemn, mystic and sad, reflecting the harshness of life on high. Dedicated to the Aymara culture of the high plateaus of Peru and Bolivia, Herencia Aymara acknowledges the valuable contributions of this rich heritage. En Solidaridad commemorates the working class - miners, farmers, and poor people - of South America who struggle, continuously, against racism and exploitation. Perhaps due to the fact that the milder weather and abundance of products offer a sharp contrast to life in the highlands, life is much easier in the valleys; the music, likewise, is livelier and happier.Influenced by the Moon, Sun, landscape, trees, animals, crops and weather of the Andes, Inkuyo's music reflects how strongly Andean daily life, as well as religious beliefs, are connected to nature. Combining the best of Inkuyo's tradition, Window to the Andes is a perfect fusion of traditional cultural influences with modern compositions resulting in another priceless jewel in the treasure chest of Andean music available today.

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CD Reviews

Outstanding work!
04/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Inkuyo continues providing excellence. They are easily the best Andes group today. Window into the Andes is a bit more experimental than the others, but stays 100% within the tradition of Andes music. Every track is rich and moving, an outstanding work! If you like Andes music, BUY THIS!"