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Chula Vista, California, United States | SELF

Chula Vista, California, United States | SELF
Band Latin Folk




"TINKU Receives 2010 Best of Chula Vista Award"

Press Release
U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
WASHINGTON D.C., December 12, 2008 – TINKU has been selected for the 2008 Best of Chula Vista Award in the Musician category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).
The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local business in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Local Business Association

U.S. Local Business Association
Email: publicrelations@USLBA.net
URL: http://www.USLBA.net

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- U.S. Local Bsuiness Association

"TINKU Among the Best"

"TINKU is among the best Andean music players in the region." - Fontana Herald News

"The Most Beautiful Musical Interlude"

“One of the most beautiful musical interludes we’ve ever had on this show!”
Stan Miller, News Anchorman, San Diego, California USA - KUSI News

"Music At Its Best"

"TINKU is Andean music at its best: well produced to be haunting and representative of the regions' best tunes." - World Discoveries - - World Discoveries


CD6 "Cielito Lindo"
CD5 "Peace"
CD4 "Besame Mucho"
CD3 "Guantanamera"
CD2 "Instrumental Andean Music"
CD1 "Music of The Andes"
(More CD info @ www.tinkumusic.com/store)

(aka: CD6)...
TINKU's newest release features World music at it's best. It has a great mix of traditional songs to contemporary melodies and covers.

(aka: CD5)...
An instrumental recording with holiday music from around the world including 'Villancicos' (carols) from Latin America. The musical arrangements shine with the rhythms and unique sounds of the South American wind, percussion and string instruments.

(aka: CD4)...
Full of harmonious vocals, CD4 features romantic Boleros (Mexico); rhythmic Cumbias from Mexico & Colombia; as well as vibrant melodies. TINKU'S CD 4 features Besame Mucho, Sabor A Mi & Cumbia del Rey.

(aka: CD3)...
An instrumental recording that pays tribute to the Latin countries of Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba and Mexico. TINKU'S CD 3 highlights the beautiful melodies of "Tierra Mestiza" from México and "Guantanamera" from Cuba.

(aka: CD2)...
An all inclusive instrumental CD with songs from Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador. TINKU's CD 2 features "El Condor Pasa".

(aka: CD1)...
A collection of instrumental and vocal songs from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.



Andean Rhythms, Latin Favorites & More!

Since 1995, TINKU's specialty consists of delighting audiences with 100% live musical entertainment featuring "A Musical Extravaganza" with a wide repertoire of Andean, Latin, Folk & World music.

TINKU utilizes a variety of native instruments and highlights the unique sounds of the South American string (Charango), Percussion (Bombo, Cajon Peruano, Chajchas); and the various wind instruments known as "Panpipes" or "Panflutes".

TINKU's musicians are recording artists and multi-instrumentalists. It's youngest artists Isaac Astudillo was a member of the San Diego Youth Symphony where he performed the Cello. With TINKU, Isaac performs Percussions on the High-hats; chimes; Chajchas (a South American shaker similar purpose to the Mexican Maracas); Bongos; Cajon Peruano (Peruvian drum) & "Bombo" (a South American ceremonial drum) and also the Guitar. TINKU's next youngest artist is Josue, a Junior College student and an alumni of the San Diego Youth Symphony where he performed on the Violin. With TINKU, Josue's primary instrument is the electric bass but he also performs on Percussions & Guitar. It's Founder & Director, Francisco Astudillo, established TINKU in 1995 guided by an overwhelming entrepreneurial spirit, a love for his roots, and a passion for music. Francisco is TINKU's lead vocalist and flute player. He performs on more than 13 musical instruments and conducts live One-Man-Band shows; abilities that have made him a contestant of the national talent program "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT".

TINKU's repertoire features 100% live music in the following Specialty Acts: ANDEAN / LATIN / MEXICAN / WORLD / INSTRUMENTAL / HOLIDAY tunes from around the world including "villancicos" (Latin carols).

TINKU's music covers melodies from the following Countries: Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico & South America = Argentina • Bolivia • Brasil • Chile • Colombia • Ecuador • Paraguay • Peru • Uruguay • Venezuela; and now also songs from England • Germany • Greece • Sweden & USA among others.

TINKU offers a wide variety of Andean, Latin, Folk & World rhythms: Bolero • Chacarera • Candombe • Carnavalito • Chuntunky • Cumbia • Huajira • Huapango • Huayno • Joropo • Marcha • Ranchero • Rumba • Samba • San Juanito • Saya • Taquirari • Tinku • Trote • Valz • Yaravi & others.

Shortly after its inception in 1995, TINKU has averaged an impressive minimum of 300+ performances per year.

TINKU's performances are always 100% live whether you are witnessing a One-Man-Band show, a Duo or a Group act. Current venues include Seaport Village, Old Town State Historic Park, Casa de Bandini, various resorts, Universal Studios Hollywood and the City of Palm Springs among others. TINKU has entertained thousands at colleges & universities; theme & amusement parks; libraries; restaurants; shopping centers; TV/Radio; organizations; schools; private events and corporate engagements. TINKU has also performed at the San Diego Zoo & at the San Diego Wild Animal Park (now San Diego Zoo's Safari Park) for 5 consecutive summers; at Seaworld California; at Old Town State Historic Park since 1995; at the Superbowl XXXII tailgate events; with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra Summer Pops Concerts and at the Balboa Park Twilight Summer Concerts among others.

www.tinkumusic.com (official website)