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Posted By: keberoxu
06-Nov-15 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Inti-Illimani: one has become two
Subject: RE: Inti-Illimani: one has become two
A blog from Chile relates the experience (author: Franco Salinas) of attending an unusual concert in 2007, in late September. (Written in Spanish of course.)

The focal point of the concert, put together as a sort of tribute/reunion/birthday celebartion, is that Inti-Illimani had been founded in 1967, forty years earlier.

Conspicuous by their absence are Horacio Duran (charango), one of the earliest co-founders; Jose Seves (voice, guitar), who joined later; and Horacio Salinas (guitar) who joined in 1967 when he was young and somewhat inexperienced still. These three by now have formed "Inti-Illimani Historico," conforming to the decision arrived at through arbitration in the courts.

At one point in this 2007 evening, Jorge Coulon is joined onstage by: Altamirano, whose first name I have already misplaced; Ernesto Perez de Arce, clarinet and "quena" player, whose brief tenure did much to shape the Inti's musical discipline as a group: and Max Berru, to whom Coulon said goodbye when Berru left Inti-Illimani, amicably, in 1997. Together the four musicians perform a song from the revolution in Mexico ("Nuestro Mexico"). And there is much laughter, according to Franco Salinas, as the four men present themselves as:
"Inti- Illimani Pre-Historico."