The single stringed Brazilian berimbau lays the foundation for this instrumental track with its gently insistent rhythmic pattern creating a sense of perpetual motion. The tremolo Charango and melody in wooden kena (flute) add a tribalistic colour.
Quimantu's director Mauricio Venegas comes from Chile, that dramatic long thin country caught between the mountains and the sea, extending down the left hand side of South America, edged by the vertebrae of the Andes. A Chile renowned for its contemporary treatment of age-old music of the Americas. more