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Caminos Y Puentes

Posted Aug 13, 2007, 1:25:39 PM

*Huayucaltia {Why-you-cal-tee-ah} means unity & brotherhood in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. This group is amazing, mere words cannot describe the power of their music & lyric. They are Esteban Ceniceros, Antonio Ezkauriatza, Cindy Harding, Ciro Hurtado, Luis Perez Ixoneztli, Hernan Pinilla & are from Peru, United States, and Colombia & Mexico respectively. Their musical influences are Andean, Latin Jazz, Flamenco, & contemporary classical. Each song is filled w/the fiery guitars cuatro and requinto, quenas & zamponas - the reed flutes from the Andes, strings and the most amazing vocals – that I’ve heard in ages. Guitarist Ciro Hurtado is truly blessed.

I was lent this CD by my Mom & I was moved from note one. The songs bring me to tears, they are haunting melodies; this is the music of my Aztecan, Mexican/Indian ancestors & I am truly taken back into time. This is the type of music that sets the soul free. As I listened to the CD I was inspired to create. The above piece is entitled: 'Caminos Y Puentes', envision the water as the road and the butterflies of the present and past as the bridge....

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