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Genres You Will Love
Latin: Latin Folk World: South American Moods: Type: Acoustic Moods: Christian Moods: Type: Instrumental

By Location
United States - Texas

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Chaski [CHAH-ski] means “messenger” in the Incan language of Quechua [KECH-wah]. In the spirit of this Andean traveler, Chaski brings to its audiences classical, Celtic, and Latin American folk music featuring all kinds of flutes and harps. Based in Austin, Texas, Chaski has performed together since 1985 and has toured the United States, Costa Rica, Venezuela, England, and Scotland. Five independently produced recordings, Chaski (1989), Pacha Mama (1991), El sariri (1995), Unay (2000), and Viracocha (2005) feature selections from Chaski’s repertoire on flute, sikus (panpipes), quena, flauto traverso, harp, cuatro, guitar, charango, bombo, maracas and other instruments. Chaski was featured on the soundtrack of 2006 IMAX film Ride Around the World: A Cowboy Adventure.

Chaski began performing classical flute and harp music in April of 1985. Venezuelan songs that Adrienne’s mother had brought from her homeland gradually made their way into Chaski’s repertoire. Shana and Adrienne joined the University of Texas at Austin Brazilian and Andean Music Ensembles to learn more about depth and variety of Latin American music. The success of their expanded repertoire led them to welcome guitarist Dan Dickey into the group in about 1991. Chaski's concerts draw Celtic, classical, Latin American folk, Sephardic, and new music. They perform everything from intimate house concerts to school concerts to choral and orchestra concerts as featured soloists.