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Gonzalo Vargas

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  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

The music of the Andean Mountain region is combined with influences of poetry and rock and roll by Los Angeles-based trio, Inkuyo. The inspiration of Gonzolo Vargas, a Bolivia-born composer, arranger and pan pipes and South American flute player, Inkuyo is a leading force in the growing popularity of traditional Andean music in North America. Taking their name from a remote mountain village where music is an essential part of daily life, Inkuyo initially performed as a quartet. Since the early-1990s, the band has worked as a trio featuring Argentina-born guitarist Enrique Coria and Bolivia-born charango, bandurria and tipple player Jose Luis Reynolds. Vargas was a founding member of Andean folk group, Sukay.