Wawaki (#1 Dos Cantos)

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Gerardo Guevara
SATB a cappella
The text of Wawaki is in Quichua, one of the indigenous languages spoken in Ecuador.  The piece itself is a Yumbo, one of the fundamental rhythmic styles found in the Andean music of Ecuador which employs  a characteristic driving rhythm.  the piece should be accompanied by a bombo (a low-pitched Andean drum).