Shortened link to video: Los Incas El condor pasa [music]: http://youtu.be/GSwu8-ohoWs
- Mt. Aconcagua, rises to an elevation of about 6,962 m (22,841 ft) above sea level.
- The Andes range has many active volcanoes.
- The climate in the Andes varies greatly depending on location, altitude, and proximity to the sea.
- The Andes are rich in fauna: With almost 1,000 species, of which roughly 2/3 are endemic to the region.
The Andes can be divided into three sections:
I. The Southern Andes in Argentina and Chile;
II. The Central Andes, including the Chilean and Peruvian cordilleras and parts of Bolivia;
III. The Northern Andes in Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador that consist of two parallel ranges, the Cordillera Occidental and the Cordillera Oriental. In Colombia, south its the border with Ecuador, the Andes split in three parallel ranges, the western, central, and eastern ranges. (The cordillera occidental, central, and oriental).
While the wikipedia has some information about the Andes. The people that live in this region covers several countries. Here is a map that shows the mountains and the countries:
I think most of us know the history of the Inca civilization and Inca Empire in the central Andes that existed during the 15th century. [source wikipedia]
Some of these people and other tribes from the region still survive today. They have a strong culture and history that is evident in their music and dance.
Kalamarka – Yo Te ame, yo te amare
Shortened link to video: Kalamarka – Yo Te ame, yo te amare [song/music]: http://youtu.be/tWeYhmXOuyY
Panflute music (Viento de los Andes) [music]
Shortened link to video: Panflute music (Viento de los Andes) The sound of the winds going through Andes mountains [music]: http://youtu.be/8-LXmplhUQI
ALBORADA (ZISARY LUCERO)
Shortened link to video: ALBORADA (ZISARY LUCERO) Dawn [song/music]: http://youtu.be/jQFGw-9IX8c
Inkuyo – Azucena Tika [song/music]
Shortened link to video: Inkuyo – Azucena Tika [song/music]: http://youtu.be/MCCklHB4UDA
And now for a break. Where might this music go in today’s world. That’s difficult to say, but here is some examples of possible directions:
Camela – Nada De Ti
Camela are a Spanish band, they financed their own album themselves and mostly sold their music at gas stations. I’m not sure why I included Camela in the South American section, but I will trust that I had a reason. Perhaps there are some fans of Camela in South America since it’s easy to tell that South Americans love their internet [Live Map of Tweets on Globe]: http://bit.ly/hXdGZv
There is another reason I included Camela here, I feel that their music also have a style that sounds very similar to South American traditional music. Not all their music has that sound… perhaps South America has a strong influence on their music and possibly other Spanish music groups–it would not surprise me.
It’s not hard to imagine that the South Americans love music from all over the world. I suppose the fact that I included Camela here reflects that aspect.
Reference used: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Camela
Shortened link to video: Camela – Nada De Ti – Nothing From You [song/music]: http://youtu.be/oaOGbREif3Q
Arawi – Kausachin Coca [song/music]:
The Coca leaf is sacred and has been eaten for a very long time. According to this videos text the coco leaf is very good for the health, and also has a nutritional value.
Shortened link to video: Arawi – Kausachin Coca [song/music]: http://youtu.be/qNcbJj1qCK8
Is there any other artists in the world that might have the Andes sound…Well I’m not a expert and I believe that good music will find a way to develop in Parallel and perhaps this is what happened here–instruments and voice plays role of flutes:
Nelly – Just A Dream
Shortened link to video: Nelly – Just A Dream [song/music]: http://youtu.be/N6O2ncUKvlg
Steps – Deeper Shade Of Blue
Shortened link to video: Steps – Deeper Shade Of Blue [song/music]: http://youtu.be/0RtjfvK7rXw
Of course Andes style music was made for street bands also, here is some examples of busker music 🙂 , you can find out more about Taki Raymi at their website.
The name Taki Raymi comes from the Quechan language (Andes) and means “celebration of music and dance”.
As of 2010, four members form the core of the group: Angelo, Gabriel, Matías, and Heather.
[Source: Taki Raymi website 2010]
“Even on a rainy day, Taki Raymi sounds good”
Taki Raymi – El Zambito
Shortened link to video: Taki Raymi – El Zambito [music]: http://youtu.be/AylmTRL_kyw
Taki Raymi – “Baila Caporal”
Shortened link to video: Taki Raymi – “Baila Caporal” [music]: http://youtu.be/9PoxDRcck8I
Taki Raymi – “Valicha” [song/music]
Shortened link to video: Taki Raymi – “Valicha” [song/music]: http://youtu.be/Sm5JWH7fInw
En La Soledad – Taki-Raymi [song/music]
Shortened link to video: En La Soledad – Taki-Raymi [song/music]: http://youtu.be/wtLP-23C700
El condor pasa – Taki-Raymi
Shortened link to video: El condor pasa – Taki-Raymi [music]: http://youtu.be/GnEtRshphxk
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