Nicholas Gunn and Johannes LinsteadSHM 6073 | CD, Digital
The music of the Andes is greatly varied and differs not only from country to country but frequently from region to region. On "Encanto" Rukanas combine musical styles from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in the sounds of the guitar, mandolin and charango (European string instruments) and in the sounds of the quena (bamboo flute) and zampoña (pan flute) of pre-Hispanic origins. Together they create music that is synonymous with dynamism, constant transformation and in search of new horizons. Now based in Toronto Rukanas gives testimony of the vitality with which Andean musical culture presents itself to a global world.