Inca Son

Inca Son

 Slocum, Rhode Island, USA
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The splendor of Andean folklore comes alive in this acclaimed group, "unique bearer of an indispensable South American tradition, with music of the highest caliber" (Keith Lockhart, Conductor, Boston Pops).

Biography

The splendor of Peruvian and Bolivian folklore comes alive with this acclaimed ensemble, winner of the Boston Music Award; 2008 Los Angeles Music Award for "Best World Artist;" and 2011 "Hispanic Pride Award," Boston. New Inca Son has performed around the world and on some of this country's great stages, including Carnegie Hall; the Kennedy Center; and the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. They have played at the United Nations; before two American presidents at the White House; and at the Atlanta Summer Olympic Games. New Inca Son has also performed at the National Geographic Museum (Washington, DC) to honor the 100th Anniversary of the Rediscovery of Machu Picchu. New Inca Son has also made a name for itself through its original compositions, one of which - "Trip through the Andes Mountains" - won the 2007 Independent Music Award for "Best World Song." The music of New Inca Son is characterized by bamboo flutes (the cylindrical kena or double-rowed sikus, or panflute) as well as charango (Andean guitar) and bombo, or goat-skin drum. Peruvian music is "warm and rich as the Andean earth," and New Inca Son is one of its truest representatives. Principal musicians include bandleader Omar Clavijo (Andean winds, strings, percussion, and vocals); Santos Alva (Guitar and backup vocals); Lenin Sabino (Andean winds, strings, and backup vocals); and Ren Quisbert (Andean strings and backup vocals).