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Thread #158418 Message #3749532
Posted By: keberoxu
09-Nov-15 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: Inti-Illimani: one has become two
Subject: RE: Inti-Illimani: one has become two
Can't resist peeking at Wikipedia, if only for what is volunteered for charango player Horacio Duran (in Spanish as usual). Duran was one of those engineering students; regardless of which, he came from a highly artistic/musical household. He had already studied the violin, and would say, looking back, "I don't know por que mierda I picked up the charango, but I did for all that."
It seems his exit from Inti-Illimani had its rough edge. In conversation with those who remained, Duran blurted out at some point that Salinas was the one for him, musically; which did not please the Coulons. Meantime he was moving house, leaving the big city for one of the islands, of which Chile has several. Duran notified Inti-Illimani of the time period when he would be absent, making the big domestic relocation; and the surviving leaders took advantage of his absence to dismiss him from the group....thus sayeth Wikipedia, for what that's worth.