Latin American Roots
Eco del Sur is the name of this musical ensemble, which consists of Latin artists from various musical backgrounds who are united to explore and perform ancient and contemporary music from the Andean Mountains and other Latin American regions. The members of the band are from different countries including Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador, making Eco del Sur the result of a very diverse mixture of backgrounds and musical experiences. Each member has mastered several indigenous and contemporary instruments. Some of these instruments used by Eco del Sur include: zampoñas, quenas, quenachos, antaras, zencas, rondador, ocarinas, moxenos, flute, soprano sax, charango, mandolin, guitar, Venezuelan cuatro, bass, bombo, tambora, bongos, wankara, Peruvian cajon, maracas, guacharaca, claves, rain sticks, guaza, chakchas, etc. Eco del Sur has performed at well recognized centers and museums such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ; the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in Detroit, Michigan; the Museum of Natural History in NY; Newark Public Library in Newark, NJ; as well as at various festivals, universities and libraries on the Eastern United States. The band members have put a lot of hours in the composition and arrangement of their songs, and have prepared a large repertoire of famous Latin American songs that are now part of the world popular culture.