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Biografía

Chayag música y danza folclórica Andina 

 

Chayag significa "llegar" en Quichua, la lengua indígena de los Incas. Este grupo a compartido y preservado la música ancestral, la danza y la cultura de los pueblos indígenas de los Andes durante más de 20 años. La dedicación del grupo a la música, danza y la expresión cultural ha sido reconocida en América del Sur, Europa y los Estados Unidos. Chayag fue fundado en Quito, Ecuador. En sus comienzos Chayag viajó por muchos países de Europa, el Medio Oriente y Australia, participando en muchos festivales multiculturales. A través de los años, Chayag ha compartido el escenario con una amplia variedad de artistas de diferentes orígenes étnicos. En el año 2001 Chayag Alex Ll. miembro de la agrupación se radicó en los Estados Unidos, donde comenzó a actuar en diferentes lugares, como escuelas, colegios, bibliotecas públicas, festivales de música y eventos públicos y privados. Al grupo se incorporaron nuevos miembros.

Hoy en día los músicos y bailarines de Chayag provienen de Ecuador, Bolivia y los Estados Unidos. Chayag presenta un programa de música y danza folclórica de la región andina  utilizando una amplia variedad de instrumentos auténticos, incluyendo el Charango (instrumento de diez cuerdas), el bombo (tambor andino), quena y zampoñas (flautas nativas de América del Sur), guitarra entre otros. Chayag interpreta y comparte información sobre la historia y las leyendas detrás de estos instrumentos y danzas, incluyendo las sus influencias indígenas, europeas y africanas, dando vida a los sonidos y ritmos de América Latina mientras interpretan y comparten las historias y tradiciones de la gente y la cultura. A través de la música folklórica, esperamos inspirar el interés y preocupación por aquellos que están más allá de sus fronteras y brindar al público nuevas ideas sobre América Latina. El programa es apropiado para audiencias de todas las edades. ¡Es muy enérgico, entretenido! 

Chayag les invita a un viaje mágico a la tierra de esta maravillosa cultura. A través de las canciones y los bailes queremos compartir con ustedes la esperanza para una humanidad más pacífica.

 

"Chayag en Familia"

Nuestro proyecto actual se llama “Chayag en familia” Este proyecto continúa décadas de trabajo de Alex Llumiquinga para presentar la interpretación de ritmos tradicionales andinos y para deleitar al público, tanto jóvenes como mayores. El énfasis en nuestro trabajo actual es mostrar la importancia de transmitir estas tradiciones a nuestros hijos. El espectáculo fluye con historias narradas demostrando los sonidos, colores de nuestro país y alternando con la interpretaciones de instrumentos tradicionales (charango, zampoña, bombo, cajón)  presentando danzas coloridas tanto interpretativas como tradicionales. Durante la presentación se invita al público a aplaudir, cantar y bailar mientras contemplan las raíces indígenas, africanas y europeas de la música folclórica de América Latina.

Chayag En Familia CD Project

 

 

Help us make recording our family album in Ecuador a reality! We want to

strengthen our knowledge of traditional music from Alex's (dad) home country of Ecuador. We have many talented friends and neighbors who will help us as guest musicians. We can't wait to bring home the fruits of our labor and share it with you in 2020!

Please help us to reach our goal

 

Thank you!

Our next project is going to take place in Ecuador during the 2019-20 school year.  Our goal is to record and produce a traditional music album as a family with the collaboration of friends who are local musicians in Ecuador.  During our staying, we will dedicate our time to acquire more knowledge in traditional music, rhythms, traditional dances and culture. This experience will strengthen our ability to serve as a bridge between cultures, which is the passion that most motivates us to continue making and sharing our music as a family. 

Upon our return to the States, we wish to share the fruits of our labor by presenting this project to you all and the community. 

We hope with your contribution we will be able to reach our financial goal and make this project a reality.

¡Muchas gracias!

 

 

The proposal

The project is titled En Familia. The goal of this project is to raise $ 6000, with which we will cover album recording, mastering, guest artists fees, short video clip and other expenses.
The project will be carried out in Ecuador during a 9-month period (August/2019-July/2020).

Before recording the album we will spend time visiting indigenous communities, studying traditional rhythms, arranging, composing songs and coordinating ideas with our local musician friends. After that period we will start recording traditional songs of our authorship and from the wide Ecuadorian repertoire.

At the conclusion of this album we will record a video clip featuring the beauty of the Ecuadorian landscape and the wonderful people. We know that with our music we have managed to break the barrier of borders. We believe that in difficult times music can unite us and create more understanding among all people and members of the community and inspire future generations to use the power of music to unite as all.

Biography

Chayag Andean Folk Music And Dance Chayag means, “to arrive” in Quichua, the indigenous language of the Incas. This group has been sharing and preserving the ancestral music, dance and culture of the indigenous people of the Andes for more than 20 years. The group’s dedication to the music, dance and cultural expression has been well recognized in South America, Europe and the US. Chayag was founded in Quito, Ecuador. In the early days Chayag traveled around many countries in Europe, the Middle East and far as Australia, participating in many festivals celebrating multiculturalism. Through the years Chayag has shared the stage with a wide range of artists of different ethnic backgrounds. in the Year 2001 Chayag member Alex Ll. settled in the US where he began performing in different venues such us schools, colleges, public libraries, music festivals and a wide range of public and private events. New members were incorporated with varying musical backgrounds. Today Chayag’s musicians and dancers come from Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico and the US. Chayag presents an exciting program of folkloric music and dance from the Andean region, using a wide variety of authentic instruments, including the Charango (ten string lute), El Bombo (Andean drum), Quena and Zamponas (Native South American Flutes), guitar among others. Chayag performs and shares information on the history and legends behind these unique instruments and dances, including the indigenous, European, and African influences on them.They bring the sounds and dances of Latin America to life as they play and share the stories and traditions of the people and culture from whom they come. Through folkloric music, they hope to inspire interest and concern for those beyond their borders and provide audiences with new insights on Latin America. The program is appropriate for audiences of all ages. It is very energetic, entertaining, enlightening and very hands-on! Chayag invites you on a magical journey to the land of this marvelous culture. Through the songs and dances they will share with you the hopes for a more peaceful humanity.

"Chayag en Familia- Chayag Family"

Our current project is called “Chayag en Familia” or Chayag Family.  This project continues decades of work by Alex Llumiquinga to present an engaging interpretation of traditional Andean rhythms to delight the audience both young and old.  The emphasis in our current work is to show the importance of passing on these traditions to our children.  The show flows like a story narrated by our youngest Andrés.  Get ready to ride the wind down the Andes to take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of many countries.  Daughters Korayma, Ameli, and Kelpi alternate between playing traditional instruments (charango, zampoña, bombo, cajón) and presenting colorful dances both interpretive and traditional.  Alex, wife Ireen, and Korayma weave lyrics in Spanish, Quichua, Quechua and Aymara into sweet harmonies.  Along the way, the audience will be invited to clap, sing, and dance as they contemplate the indigenous, African, and European roots of the folk music of Latin America.