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kuyayky is with J. Milagros Torres Vargas.2 days ago
Esta tarde, los invitamos en nuestro local en Jauja a esta charla/taller con la Ingeniera Janet Milagros Torres Vargas- gran profesional jaujina que viene trabajando en Peru y el extranjero en diversos proyectos de agricultura. Hamuy, hamuy!! #Ayllu #KuyaykyFoundation #AndeanScience
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kuyayky shared a link.6 days ago
Many years ago our good friend Andrew (Andurioissettin Needles) from Askul Tura told us that he wanted to do a musical collaboration. A couple of years later he called us and invited us to collaborate in a song about water rights. We needed to come up with about 8 to 16 bars of something. At first, we used an existing traditional song but we always knew given Cajamarca's recent battles for water rights in Conga led by Maxima Acuña that we needed to use musical elements from this region's carnivals and dances to create our song's infectious beat. The result of this impromptu collaboration was the Askultura single 'In Water We Trust - Mni Wiconi' in which Ecuadorian artist Pdrito also collaborated. Through time additional ideas and arrangements as well as the incorporation of the young musicians from our Kuyayky Chamber Youth Ensemble in our live performances is how the 'Water song' that you hear in the album finally came to be.

Listen to it here:
https://open.spotify.com/track/6N54D8Q1iJeIn3FPJ5TxQS

or here:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-water-song/1479000065?i=1479000069
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kuyayky added 9 new photos — with Chito Bonilla Peña and Chito Bonilla.1 week ago
Album Credits
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kuyayky is with Rosado M. Luis and Manu Perales.1 week ago
Today is the worldwide release of our new album. These are the complete album notes for Waqaypa: Sonidos del Alma Xauxa #WaqaypaXauxa #Kuyayky #KuyaykyFoundation #Thankful #Ayllu #InternationalDayofIndigenousWomen

Waqaypa: Sonidos del Alma Xauxa, or sounds of the Xauxa soul, gives the listener a unique journey of what we often term "Andean" or Peruvian music. With a variety of rhythms and genres and yes oftentimes experimental arrangements, this album hopes to amplify the listener's soundscape of "traditional" Andean music. Waqaypa narrates the stories of Andean people through time, shaped by distinct life experiences and ultimately their distinct environments. In doing so, Waqaypa encompasses pre-Incan work songs, dance-dramas, migration, ties to family kinship "ayllu", displacement, "development projects" threatening local environments, domestic violence, and even mental health issues. Seeking to "make your heart cry", with the Andean duality that can be both ultimate joy or despair.

Get a first listen on Spotify or any online music platform worldwide:
https://spoti.fi/2m2m4ih

Micaela Se Va is our first full attempt at composing. This song with an air of the northern Peruvian genre of the tondero, speaks to one of our earliest memories of internal displacement and domestic violence in Peru. Micaela was a migrant woman who came to work to the central Peruvian Andes from the northern coast in the early 80s. She came with her small children, fleeing even more poverty and a beating husband. Sometime later unable to cope with it all, she committed suicide. This song was written in her memory and in that of many women who continue to endure domestic violence around the world, in hopes that as a society we can strive to better support them.

The Water Song, our second composition honors the music of Cajamarca. This song takes inspiration from the distinct rhythms such as the Pallas de Porcon and the Chunchos dance. Moreover, we were inspired by the plight of Maxima Acuña against the Yanacocha mine. The plight to save the lagoon that gives her community life.

Rio del Mantaro was written by our dear uncle Chito, Jose Bonilla Peña. The title refers to the most important river of our valley, it is the artery that gives life to our crops- our thousands of varieties of native potatoes, quinoa fields, etc. It is the water that ultimately gives us life. A water source that has suffered grave contamination by a long history of mining.

Bohemio Soy is another song written by our uncle Chito. It is a Peruvian cumbia, with traces of chicha and given our influences living in Miami, has a Calle 8 and Colombian bullerengue flavors. Bohemio Soy Is also a song that honors our matriarchs, the core of our Xauxa ayllu system.

Shawanay Kullkush, a seven song suite, parts of this suite are endangered and/or extinct songs related to the threshing of grains, another relates to the marking of animals, another to the games- the pukllay tradition described by the indigenous chronicler Guaman Poma in the 17th century. This suite is the result of the field research of Luis Maximo Rosado Huamán who competed and won the support of our foundation to document extinct or nearly extinct dance forms from the high altitudes of the province of Jauja in 2012. It is based on the field recording of elders in Conopa, Huamali in Jauja. The next step over the years was to study, transcribe, and arrange this suite. The track here is the result of all of this work.

Palo Santo is a tondero written and given to us by our dear and incredibly talented friend Olga Milla, who dedicated her life and work to the study and performance of Peruvian music. In her early days Olga Milla also reached out to her elders, among them the legendary Chabuca Granda. For us the Palo Santo continues this path of passing down musical and cultural knowledge, and in doing so represents the growth of our "ayllu", the collaboration that can blossom between different artists and generations. Our intent thus remains to learn from and share with others in order to continue to build on the legacy of our predecessors.

Estudio de los Shapish, this warrior dance native to the province of Chupaca celebrates not only the Cruz de Mayo, the festival of the crosses and the Roman Catholic and Andean religious syncretism. The telluric music and dance of the shapish are taken as a starting point for this musical study.

Credits:
Mixing and Mastering: Jesus Hurtado
Guest Musicians:
Micaela Se Va: Andrés Arévalo (checo, second cajón), Miguel Russell (melodica), Giancarlo Ortiz (cello)

The Water Song: Miguel Russell (snare drum), Giancarlo Ortiz (cello)

Rio del Mantaro: Zaholaix Hernández (violin), Giancarlo Ortiz (cello)

Bohemio Soy: Miguel Russell (congas, bongos)

Palo Santo: David Villegas (baby bass)

Get a first listen on itunes https://music.apple.com/us/album/waqaypa-sonidos-del-alma-xauxa/1479000065
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kuyayky1 week ago
Today is the worldwide release of Waqaypa: Sonidos del Alma Xauxa. You can finally listen to our new album on all digital platforms. We hope you enjoy it.
Yina Hurtado Bonilla Mariluz Hurtado Jose Nada Rubi Hurtado Jose Hurtado Edda Bonilla Peña Candy Hurtado Bonilla
Thankful to our dear cousin sound engineer Jesus Hurtado Aylas for mixing and mastering the entire album as well as to our guest artists and to the incredible composers and researchers who contributed to this album. #WaqaypaXauxa #Kuyayky #KuyaykyFoundation
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kuyayky2 weeks ago
Coming really soon our new album's worldwide release on all digital platforms! Stay posted ❤️#kuyayky #WaqaypaXauxa

 

La Orquesta Sinfónica Infantil de Jauja Kuyayky estará llegando a Lima el próximo  16 de Abril  para recibir un reconocimiento especial en el Congreso de la  Republica y para realizar varios conciertos con un repertorio de música tradicional y clásica.
La Orquesta Sinfónica Infantil de Jauja Kuyayky estará llegando a
Lima el próximo 16 de Abril para recibir un reconocimiento especial en el Congreso de la
Republica y para realizar varios conciertos con un repertorio de música tradicional y clásica.

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A Conversation with Jaime Choclote, Friday November 8th at 8pm at the Home of the Hurtado Family 10916 NW 2nd Avenue Miami Shores, FL

OCTOBER 13TH! EL 13 DE OCTUBRE LES TRAEMOS "TAKI ONQOY!" 521 Years Later the Native Music of the Americas Survives! Kuyayky Children Orchestra Fellows and Special Guests present- Taki Onqoy! Premiering a repertoire of Andean and Latin American pieces arranged for classical performance. Don't Miss it!
OCTOBER 13TH! EL 13 DE OCTUBRE LES TRAEMOS “TAKI ONQOY!”
521 Years Later the Native Music of the Americas Survives!
Kuyayky Children Orchestra Fellows and Special Guests present- Taki Onqoy! Premiering a repertoire of Andean and Latin American pieces arranged for classical performance. Don’t Miss it!

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We are bringing you 2013 Peruvian National Marinera Champion Ricardo Llerena who will come all the way from Peru's northern coast in Trujillo to the Cinema Paradiso stage in Las Olas for our show INKARRI, this Sunday Sept. 22nd! Don't Miss It!
We are bringing you 2013 Peruvian National Marinera Champion Ricardo Llerena who will come all the way from Peru’s northern coast in Trujillo to the Cinema Paradiso stage in Las Olas for our show INKARRI, this Sunday Sept. 22nd! Don’t Miss It!

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Musicians from the U.S. and Latin America unite under the Lakota concept "Aho!" to find common ground between the Indigenous and Non Indigenous through music.
Musicians from the U.S. and Latin America unite under the Lakota concept “Aho!” to find common ground between the Indigenous and Non Indigenous through music.

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Hanan Pacha: reencuentro de los Incas, un viaje a través de la música y danza desde las Pampas Argentinas a los Andes Peruanos. Live at the Area Stage Company 1560 South Dixie Highway Coral Gables, FL 33146

 

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The Kuyayky Foundation is proud to present acclaimed Peruvian trumpet player Fredy Fuertes and a very special performance by Serbian concert pianist Tatjana Surev, who together will introduce Fuertes’ new album “Wind Colors” on Friday May 10th. Join us in a performance where classical music will meet Andean traditions and sounds.

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The Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale presents Kuyayky’s new concert “Nokayku Wari”
“The central Andes is one of only four places in the world where civilization emerged independently…The Wari ascended to power in the south-central highlands of Peru (AD600-AD1000)…the arts were crucial to their political, economic and religious systems…since the Wari did not write, the arts took on special roles in preserving and communicating information” -Susan E. Bergh, Curator of the Wari Pre-Inca Lords of Peru Exhibit

 

Friday March 8, 2013,  7 pm *Click here to reserve your seats.

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