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    Land of winds > Online > Resources | Issue 18 (Mar.-Apr. 2014)
    By Edgardo Civallero | Sara Plaza

Andean music outside the Andes

Mayupatapi (in Quechua language, "Riverside") is the UCR Andean Music Ensemble (University of California, Riverside). Founded in 2005 by Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Jonathan Ritter, the ensemble includes undergraduate and graduate students from different academic departments and faculties. Mayupatapi performs music primarily from the central and southern Andean countries of South America, including sikureadas (panpipe music) and tarkeadas (wood duct flute music), Afro-Peruvian rhythms, and tunes for the popular “Andean ensemble” of guitar, charango, panpipes, and bombo (bass drum). UCR is also home to one of the only sets of Afro-Ecuadorian marimba (a type of xylophone) in the USA.

Andes Manta
Based in the valley of the Hudson River, New York State (EE.UU.), Andes Manta (in Quechua, "From the Andes") features the four López brothers, natives of the Ecuadorian Andes. The band performs Andean music on more than thirty-five traditional instruments and has also developed a series of concerts, lectures and workshops as part of its educational initiatives.

Inka Marka
Inka Marka (in Quechua language, "Inca Village") is an Andean music band based in Melbourne, Australia, founded in 1996, with several recordings to its credit and a number of tours across Oceania, Asia and some parts of Europe and the south of Africa. They perform an explosive selection of festive genres belonging to the cultural heritage of South American and Andean traditional music. Their modern approach to tradition has won them a place in today's Australian music scene.

Andean Musicians in Vancouver
Written by Maureen Bracewell (The University of British Columbia, Canada, 2001), under the title "Andean Musicians in Vancouver: Transcultural Traditions and Identity", this thesis explores how Andean music is performed by migrating/displaced musicians, drawing on the cases of three musicians from the Latin American community in Vancouver, Canada.

Music of the Andean altiplano
Part of a teacher training project known as "El alma de la raza" ("The soul of the race"), this booklet, written by Deborah Hanley in partnership with the Denver Public Schools and the Metropolitan State College of Denver (Colorado, EE.UU.) is a useful reference to learn to construct and play sikus (Andean double-row panpipes) as well as to create music on them.

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