Rooted on the ideals of the Latin American New Song (nueva cancion or trova) movement of the 1970's, band's style is mainly an instrumental fusion of Andean, Afro-Peruvian, jazz, rock and classical influences. Huayucaltia’s name (why-you-call-tia) is derived from the Nahuatl word «huayolcayotl», which literally means «kinship»; it suggests unity and brotherhood.
The group got together in 1985 in Los Angeles, California, where band-members acquired a loyal audience. Huayucaltia have toured throughout the West Coast, Southeast and Midwest of the United States, and Perú. Huayucaltia is made up of four immigrants from four South American countries and a US-born citizen: Cindy Harding from Palo Alto, California, Julio Ledezma from Misiones, Argentina, Hernan Pinilla from Bogota, Colombia, Antonio Ezkauriatza from Mexico City via Monterrey, and Peruvian Ciro Hurtado, from Moyobamba via Lima.


Huayucaltia Discography


Huayucaltia Caminos (Album) ROM Records US 1988 Sell This Version
26009-4 Huayucaltia Horizontes(Cass, Album) ROM Records 26009-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
26012 Huayucaltia Amazonas(CD, Album) ROM Records 26012 US 1992 Sell This Version

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