Chayag Family: Andean Folk Music
“Chayag” means “to arrive” in Quichua, the indigenous language of the Incas. To people on the Oregon Coast, it means the fascinating multicultural music made by Alex Llumiquinga and his many collaborators, performing on a variety of instruments from around the world. His current project is a story told through traditional Andean rhythms, narrated by his youngest son, Andres, and musical performances by the rest of the Family Chayag (daughters Korayma, Ameli and Kelpi, and wife Irene).
They’re spending their Creative Quarantine in Ecuador, where they’ve been living and recording together. This was recorded via a Facebook live performance from Ecuador on Sunday 4-19 @ 2pm.