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Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Khenany is an exotic fusion of traditional Andean instruments and the upbeat tempo characteristic of northern Mexico where the group has its roots. The release is entirely instrumental allowing the primitive and powerfu... more »
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Khenany is an exotic fusion of traditional Andean instruments and the upbeat tempo characteristic of northern Mexico where the group has its roots. The release is entirely instrumental allowing the primitive and powerful sounds of joy, lament, hardship, and celebration to stand alone. Listeners will admire Khenany's mastery of unusual instruments such as the charango (a mandolin made with armadillo skin) and savor the powerful execution of traditional Andean rhythms.Khenany's name originates from the legend of Princess Khenany, who married a Spanish conquistador without the consent of the Spaniards or her Andean tribe. The Princess prayed to the Bird God (Lambayeque) for assistance to escape from those who contested the marriage and who were pursuing them. The Bird God helped them to go unnoticed by transforming Princess Khenany into a bamboo shoot and the conquistador into an armadillo. Later, a Spanish poet carved the bamboo shoot into a flute and made a charango out of the armadillo. Khenany preserves all the spirituality and enchantment of the legend for which it was named, and reveals the lamentations and pleasures experienced by the Andean people.
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Dave P. | Raton, NM USA | 02/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Khenany's music has a timeless quality that allows one to relax and dream without outside pressure. It's too bad that Amazon has only one Khenany CD to choose from; I know of at least five that have been recorded by the group, and each is better than the previous, both in musical quality and in production techniques. This debut album is entirely instrumental, but Khenany's vocals are excellent. If you have a chance to listen to more Khenany you will not be dissapointed."