Urkumanda - Kapak Raymi


Urkumanda
Song Name: Kapak Raymi
By: Urkumanda
Country: Ecuador
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: Muskuy
Link to buy: Amazon
Genre: folk music of Ecuador , Andean music , Ecuadorian folk music
Date Added: 13 Nov 2021
John Lee
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Kapak Raymi by Urkumanda is part of folk music tradition in/by Ecuador. Folk Music of Ecuador is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Kapak Raymi (or folk music of Ecuador), other than checking Ecuador you can also check music of Peru and Bolivia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Urkumanda is a band led by Ati Cachimuel, Kichwa musician from Otavalo. This project was born with the purpose of investigating and reinterpreting the traditional music of the Andes. The constant search to reflect a current sound of the Andean has led this band to experiment with different formats of instrumentation, as well as to summon members of different musical tendencies and different ethnicities of Ecuador. In this way, Urkumanda represents an ancient culture that transcends and adapts over time, using music as a tool for social transformation.

Kapak Raymi is a traditional rhythm from the Imbabura province of Ecuador. In the Andean region, there are four important festivities that are celebrated during the year in relation to the agricultural calendar. Within these festivities, in the month of December, the Kapak Raymi is celebrated as a way of thanking and receiving the first shoots of the corn plants that were planted in the Killa Raymi. There are several types of rhythms for the celebration of this festival in the Andean area of ​​Ecuador, the most relevant of the Kichwa Saraguro people.

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