Various Artists

Heritage of the Andes: Christmas in the Andes

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World music lovers, here is your Christmas album. Christmas in the Andes is a collection of Christmas music from Bolivia, performed by the group Aymaran on traditional instruments. Breathy Andean flutes, deep heart-pounding drums, bells, shakers, rattles, and charango dance through the tracks. Throughout the tape, Aymaran has mixed lively and upbeat music with subtle "baas," "moos," and other animal and human sounds, dramatically reminding us that the Nativity took place in a manger. This tape overflows with the spirit and passion of the Andean peoples; for those who are seeking something different in a Christmas music selection or want to expand their knowledge of world music, it's a must.