Available on all digital platforms on November 10, 2023
50 years since their formation, the philanthropical message of hope for the Andean people remains strongly embedded in Los Ruphay’s music.
A posthumous work of the band’s former leader, Mario P. Gutiérrez and his message to recognise and appreciate Bolivia as a nation with a unique character and culture.
Highlighting how a society with a rich tradition is being impacted by the current climatic change. Carrying Los Ruphay’s ambition to develop awareness and appreciation for the rich tapestry of Bolivian heritage, this album highlights the three seasons of the Aymara annual cycle and the impacts that climate change is having on their culture today. An uplifting album conveying the wind and grandeur of the high plateaus of the Andes through the entrancing melodies of panpipes, charangos and other traditional instruments. A tribute to Los Ruphay’s founder Mario P. Gutiérrez.
“The songs they have amassed, from the mouths of their people, express continuity of a community-based and cosmic civilisation.” – Jean Loup Herbert
Basilio Huarachi – Charango, sikus, percussion, vocals;
Goya Céspedes – Kena, sikus, vocals;
Ramiro Calderón – Charango, sikus, percussion, vocals;
Raúl Chalcon – Kena, sikus, percussion, vocals;
Willy Claure – Guitar
Guiding spirit: Mario P. Gutiérrez
Chief coordinator: Murillo Garzon Santiago (Piki Murillo)
All tracks composed by Mario P. Gutiérrez, except:
track 1.c. – Domingo Jove
track 1. a. & 1.b. – traditional music from the department of La Paz, Bolivia
track 5. d. – traditional music from the department of La Paz, Bolivia
Tracks 1-4 recorded at: Studio Mercenaires Associés
Track 5 live recorded in: Annecy, France in November 2003
Engineered by Yuri Quintero
Mixing & mastering by Yuri Quintero, Basilio Huarachi, Raúl Chalcon, Willy Claure
Produced by Los Ruphay
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