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Andanzas 1: Songs of South America

by Andanzas

"...travelogue through the rich and vibrant musical landscapes of the great South American continent..."
Genre: Latin: General
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. flor de cana (sugar cane flower)
2:00 album only
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2. subo (i climb the mountains)
3:38 album only
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3. aire ecuatoriano (ecuadorean air)
2:36 album only
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4. volantin de luz (luminescent kite)
3:18 album only
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5. desconocido
2:27 album only
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6. muerte del inca (death of the inca)
4:01 album only
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7. fiesta en atamisqui (fiesta in atamisqui)
2:29 album only
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8. llegada (arrival)
4:58 album only
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9. amores (loves)
4:40 album only
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10. don democrito (mr. democrito)
3:24 album only
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11. aguinaldo navideno (christmas gift)
6:01 album only
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12. una luz en el mar (a light on the sea)
4:54 album only
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13. joropo
4:19 album only
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14. cimarron (the runaway)
2:40 album only
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15. la partida (departure)
3:38 album only
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16. selvas virgenes (virgin jungles)
2:55 album only
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17. sueno de artistas (artists' dream)
4:56 album only
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18. pajarillo verde (little green bird)
3:18 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
ANDANZAS
Alan del Castillo (percussion, guitar, vocals)
Miguel Ulises Jimenez (winds, percussion, vocals)
Cynthia Price-Glynn (harp)

ANDANZAS, Spanish for "wanderings," describes the trio's repertory-a musical wandering through Latin America. Moving from traditional dance rhythms to contemporary ballads, from intricate instrumental pieces to hauntingly beautiful love songs, the music of Andanzas comes from both the folk songs of Latin America (a blend of Indian, Spanish, and African influences) and contemporary Latin American composers writing in traditional styles.

The arrangements combine both popular and classical elements, reflecting the backgrounds of the performers. Their sounds and style are unique and reveal a subtlety and an intimacy that go well beyond many preconceptions of Latin music.

Instruments used by ANDANZAS:
KENA a cane flute of the Incas

SAMPONA pan-pipes of the Andes

OCARINA spherical clay flute of pre-Columbian times

CHARANGO a miniature version of the guitar, usually made from the shell of an armadillo and found in many Andean countries

CUATRO a four-stringed guitar-shaped instrument from Venezuela

SPANISH GUITAR

HARP prominent in Latin American folk music since the 17th century

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Woody

Great album...very beautiful music...full of life
I really enjoyed this CD. The richness of the traditional sound really comes through. Vocals are crisp and beautiful.
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Renee Purdes

soothing music
This is the music I play on the trip to and from work. It sooths my nerves and makes me happy.
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