Item #SP7143CD. Members of the dynamite Ecuadorian band, Malkuri, all come from villages in the Andes Mountains north of Quito, where Otavalo weavings and tapestries are produced.““Malkuri (meaning "Golden Condor") has its origins in the popular group "Nanda Manachi," which is known for its lively renditions of traditional folk music from the indigenous peoples of Latin America.““This music has been passed down from generation to generation. Although the rhythm and melodies have stayed the same for centuries, the lyrics sometimes are changed to reflect the feelings of the musicians, thus keeping the music very much alive. The members of Malkuri are all self-taught musicians, and carry the spirit and energy of their Otavalo heritage. These upbeat and joyful melodies feature panpipes, flutes, guitar, mandolin, percussion and vocals.““Length: 55 minutes.