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  1. !Asi Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador
    !Asi Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador
    !Asi Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador
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  2. !Asi Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (1 reviews)
    Price R468.00

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¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador features an Andean indigenous flute tradition unlike any other. It is the soundtrack of a success story that defies globalization, steers tradition in a new direction, and revitalizes a musical practice that was once considered obsolete. The joyful, multigenerational Kichwa flutists of Kotama village in the historic municipality of Otavalo play, chant, and dance their way into a future that upholds their deepest values and customs.


Hatun Kotama
Audio CD
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I have been to Otavalo. I have heard musicians there. I do not recall that they sound at all like this. No, I am not talking about endless variations of Antara (See, e.g. Simon & Garfunkel). In short, there is very little flute music on this CD. It is basically vocal "rap" music, done in what appears to be a style to imitate, by my ears, what they may have heard on a CD a tourist gave them. These performers may well have heard that rap music is popular. It is very tempting; they want to find an audience and sell CD's. However, I would respectfully urge them to portray the ancient music of their culture, of which I am sure they are capable, rather than imitate what appears to be music temporarily popular in another.
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