Monday, September 21, 2015

Romance de Viento y Quena - Micaela Chauque

Micaela Chauque


Micaela Chauque is an Argentine indigenous musician and composer. She is considered one of the best interpreters of indigenous wind instruments from the Argentine north-west.

Micaela Chauque was born in the indigenous community “kolla” in Finca Santiago, Argentina. Later she moved to Tilcara (Jujuy province, Argentina).

A musician as well as researcher of the Andean folklore, she has dedicated herself to recover and to spread musical traditions of the Argentine north-west, particularly through songs and traditional wind instruments, some of which are usually played only by men.

Micaela Chauque has performed in numerous folk festivals as well as with renowned Argentine rock bands.

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