Somerville, Massachusetts, USA

Dressed in traditional multi-layered, brilliantly colored skirts and hand-embroidered blouses, sisters Ana and Kaya blend traditional dance movements and original choreography. Across all ages, everyone can relate to the beauty and magic of the music of YARINA


Winners of the 2005 NAMMYS for “Best World Music Recording Category” at the Native American Music Awards and the “Best Folk Music Recording” at the 2005 Indian Summer Music Awards, both with their latest album NAWI. This group of siblings have dedicated their careers to the preservation of Indigenous Identity through music, dance and poetry. Their music captivates audiences of all ages.

Yarina’s repertoire ranges from ancient Andean rhythms to original compositions, incorporating Jazz, Blues, Latin and Classical Western styles. Since 1991, they have been working for cultural and arts events and educational programs in the Northeastern US.

Their wholehearted dedication to musicianship, ancestral dance and cultural expression has earned them the honor of being named "Ambassadors for Indigenous Ecuadorian Performers" by the Department of Culture. Quito, Ecuador. Founded in 1984 by three brothers and their father and now joined by the younger siblings they continue to perform throughout their native country of Ecuador and the United States including the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, The Metropolitan Museum, First Night Celebrations and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues



Written By: Rumi Cachimuel

Language: KICHWA (Native)

sisayajun yashpa, cushilla shuyani
nara punllayacpi michashna shamungi
camba shunguta ñuca samay causachin
ucha ricuri ñuca yanagu...

muskuytachu muskuni chingashca shayani
mana ricurimukpi viki ñawi tiani ....
ñuca munashca urpi yura ñawigu
camba shunguta shukpicha tarisha..


Written By: Yahuar Wauky, Yarina & Manuel Cachimuel

Language: ESPAÑOL

Rosalia te conoci
en mi pueblo te consegui
en la esquina te conquiste
todas las noches te cantare
el Ecuador, el Ecuador
el Ecuador es mi pais
el Ecuador, el Ecuador
el Ecuador es mi pais


Written By: Kaya Cahimuel & Roberto Cachimuel

Language: KICHWA (Native)

ucha shamungi mamita
ucha tigramuy yanagu
canmandamari caipi cani

carupi cacpi wakani
tigramujucpi fahuani
camba jatun juyaita llakini

imauraka viñashacha
canda cumbashpa purisha
cunanllamari cashna tiani

ucha shamungi ma-a-ah
ucha tigramuy yanagu
canmandamari caipi cani


-Live at the Pequot Museum "Foxwoods Casino" (Yari Records 2008)
-Nawi (Yari Records 2004)
-Inspiration (Yari Records 2001)
-Por Siempre "Forever" (Yari Records 1999)
-Amanecer "Sunrise" (Yari Records 1997)
-500 Años "500 Years" (Yahuar Wauky 1993)

Set List

Yarina presents their acclaimed stage performance, infusing the music and dance of the Andes. This formal concert structure may be presented in either two 45-minute sets or a single 90-minute show. These formats have been presented on major stages throughout the U.S.

The Concert of Andean Music and dance has also been adapted for all school audiences from pre-K through High School and University students.