98

Takillacta: Andean Songs--Takillacta: Music of the People

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
Takillacta: Andean Songs--Takillacta: Music of the People

Don’t Cry for Me, Peru...

Central to the music of the Andes presented here is the "Andean" flute. Traditionally made with clay, animal bones, or silver, the contemporary Sikus are constructed from bamboo pipes of differing lengths, lashed together with leather (this instrument is sometimes referred to as the pan flute). A second Andean flute is the Quena, a single piece of bamboo, played vertically by covering and uncovering nine holes in the shaft. This music also employs the folk sound of the Charango, a mandolin-like instrument with five unison pairs of strings. The Bombo is a low-pitched percussion instrument carved from a tree trunk and covered with animal skin. The sound of these folk instruments is at once mellow and fertile as is the music made with them. The band making this music is Takillacta, a multicultural collection of musicians dedicated to the folk music of Peru.

This is windy music that is atmospheric and rural. The melodies are simple and resolve elegantly. This music is full of hooks that one will be humming for days after listening. As a mode of exposure for this music, Naxos World could have done no better than secure Takillacta for this recording.

Visit Naxos World .


Track Listing: Pampa Lirima; Laya; Huajra; Tierra; Balseros Del Titicaca; Alma Andina; Papel De Plata; Preludio Andino; Camino De Guambrita Dulce; Valz Del Sur Del Bronx; Angel Jaco

Personnel: Arturo Flores (Per

Title: Andean Songs--Takillacta: Music of the People | Year Released: 2002


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Developing Story CD/LP/Track Review Developing Story
by Edward Blanco
Published: June 26, 2017
Read Lantern CD/LP/Track Review Lantern
by John Kelman
Published: June 26, 2017
Read Inspirations (featuring Matthew Halsall) CD/LP/Track Review Inspirations (featuring Matthew Halsall)
by Phil Barnes
Published: June 26, 2017
Read Unification CD/LP/Track Review Unification
by Troy Dostert
Published: June 26, 2017
Read Crossing CD/LP/Track Review Crossing
by Geno Thackara
Published: June 25, 2017
Read Unit[e] CD/LP/Track Review Unit[e]
by Karl Ackermann
Published: June 25, 2017
Read "Sounding Tears" CD/LP/Track Review Sounding Tears
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: May 16, 2017
Read "The Outlier" CD/LP/Track Review The Outlier
by Mark Corroto
Published: July 16, 2016
Read "Ready Take One" CD/LP/Track Review Ready Take One
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 13, 2017
Read "Hera" CD/LP/Track Review Hera
by Glenn Astarita
Published: September 25, 2016
Read "Z Octet" CD/LP/Track Review Z Octet
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: August 19, 2016
Read "Dharma" CD/LP/Track Review Dharma
by Dave Wayne
Published: August 19, 2016

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.