The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46624   Message #692441
Posted By: wysiwyg
17-Apr-02 - 07:29 PM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Subject: Review: Viva Quetzal, HIJOS DEL SOL
Al Ronderos, a member of my bridge club, has a cousin and his cousin has a band called Viva Quetzal, and the band has a CD called HIJOS DEL SOL (Children of the Sun), and what a CD it is. Like their previous CDs (ANCESTROS and MUJERES DE LA PUNA), they present original songs in a variety of South American styles featuring superb vocals and an array of instuments, ancient and modern.

Particularly moving are "Ariquena", Roberto Clavijo's memory of his home town in Chile, and the title song, "Hijos del Sol", a reference to the traditional Inca flag of the seven-colored rainbow, each color representing one of the ancient tribes of the Americas, which is played as a Venezuelan Golpe Tucuyano.

Check out their web site:

www.quetzal-viva.com

MM for PFS