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THE BAND

JOSE MUENALA

// traditional flutes

 

Jose hails from Otavalo, Ecuador and plays traditional wind instruments, kena, zampoñas and sikus.

BYRON VACA

// traditional strings

 

Byron, Jose's neighbor growing up in Otvavalo, plays 10 string charango, and guitar. He sings in Kichwa and Spanish.

SUZANNE REED

// traditional drum

 

Suzanne plays the drum and narrates in Spanish or English, providing details about the instruments and culture of the Andes.

CESAR OTAVALO

// traditional strings

 

Cesar, who joins the group for quartet performances, plays the traditional charango as well as guitar.