Quotes CHASKINAKUY Andean Village Music
strikes one immediately in their performance is the remarkable mastery
they manifest in presenting the traditional instruments and music
of the Andes; to the point that we came to forget that neither one
is really from the culture that they transmit so well. This explains
without a doubt the time, the patience, and most of all, the passion
that Francy and Edmond have invested in the research and study of
this ancient tradition."
Macaluso, L'est Vaudois Montreux, Switzerland
and Vidal's relaxed and intimate presentation sweeps the audience
into a wonderful, mystical trek through time and history. The evening's
instrumental and vocal performances were exquisite, elegant and
sensual, revealing this couple's love for their work, their immense
talent and skill."
Martin-Tucker, El Chicano, San Bernardino, CA
to 'Cosecha' … one is struck by the variety of sounds (together
the duo play 25 instruments) and the subtly complex interweaving
of rhythms. Love songs, courtship dances, agricultural songs and
festival themes are blended with neo-traditional originals. All
are fascinating and exquisite."
Setrakian, The Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, MI
renditions of Andean musics reflect the musicians' wonderful blend,
when singing in duet, and their remarkably close attention to
every stylistic detail appropriate to the particular regional
music: harmonic underpinnings, melodic lines and inflections,
vocal tone qualities, phrasing, and rhythmic accentuations."
M. Schechter, Ph.D.
"Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's