The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158418   Message #3752351
Posted By: keberoxu
20-Nov-15 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: Inti-Illimani: one has become two
Subject: and now there is a "trio historico"
A new wrinkle appears in the Facebook page which promotes Jose Seves, Horacio Salinas, and Horacio Duran, and their present colleagues, as Inti Illimani Historico.

Now there are bookings and performances in which the three "historical" members appear as a trio, without the other musicians. An interesting development to reflect upon. When these "elder statesmen" were a band in exile, they were still young, and had growing families with young children to support. They spent at least as much of their time away from their families and their domiciles as they did with them. They had to, really -- no other way to support them.

Today the three older musicians have formed a band with members young enough to be their sons (in the case of director/guitarist Salinas, one of them IS his son, Camilo Salinas, who plays both guitar and keyboards). And yet, it appears, sometimes this newer generation of musicians would rather be with their own young and growing families than out on the road, in front of the public. While the older men have raised their families, have endured an ugly legal battle of years' standing with their former co-founders, and now have more time to themselves. (The exception is Jose Seves -- his daughter was born around 2006 and is still young.)

These trio bookings underline the statements quoted in previous posts by charango player Horacio Duran, about the strength and intensity of the bond between the three men, strong enough to motivate him, personally, to leave the "other" Inti-Illimani.