Quimantu a mix of Chilean and other Latin American sounds - The Forge Camden Town London, England 2009.11.28 Hi-MD PCM master
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Quimantu is a joyful celebration of life expressed through virtuoso musicianship, vibrant rhythms, and exuberant and sensuous melodies fuelled by a total passion for musical adventure. A richness of sounds and an inspirational approach to world music are the hallmarks of this group, which brings a sharp contemporary perspective to the music of Latin America.
Since it was first formed by Mauricio Venegas-Astorga (Chile & Essex!) in 1981 Quimantu has gained a reputation as one of Britain's finest Latin American bands. Never content to stand still musically, Mauricio's enthusiasm in pushing the boundaries in composition and instrumentation has ensured that the group has continued to develop through the past twenty-five years. The line-up now includes electro-acoustic violin and bass, alongside a host of traditional instruments from South America, Europe and Africa.
Offers for track titles are welcome.
Quimantu were on this occasion:
Music Director, Lead vocals, Guitar, Cuatro, Charango, Electric Charango, Ronroco, Tres Cubano, Kena, Kenacho, Moce, Sikus, Tojyos, Rondador, Irish Whistle, Bombo, Cajon, Bass Cajon, Udu drum, Sanza
Latin and Andean percussion, Udu drum, Djembe, Vocals
Violin, Electric Violin, Celtic Harp, Vocals
and Mauricio's daughter - vocals on a few tracks