Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Atahualpa Yupanqui And Chango Spasiuk On Music, Sacred Topography, And Beauty

"Music is a way to go to a place you've never been before, or as the poet [and musician Atahualpa]Yupanqui said: 'Music is a torch with which to see where beauty lies'."

-- Chango Spasiuk

"The 6/8 rhythm of Chamamé evolved through three centuries, based on African roots but influenced by Creoles and the Guarany Indians, and further developed by European immigrants who brought with them the main instrument of the Chamamé - the accordeon. Now Chamamé often includes violin, percussion and bass. It is the most powerful folk expression of the north-eastern part of Argentina."



"Sensuous and romantic. Something of Edith Piaf's Paris and the sultry summer nights of Kyiv, Ukraine."

-- Nestor, Berkeley, California, United States

Photo credit: Raymond Lofthouse via Wikimedia Commons. With thanks.


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Topographies of 'Europe' and 'Argentina' via Wikipedia Commons. With thanks.


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