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In Quechua, one of the traditional native languages of the Incan culture,
Wayra is the word for Wind.
Since 1989, Jaime Rodriguez (Wayra) has enjoyed an extensive performance
and recording career as the founder of the traditional Incan music bands
Llaqtaymanta and Inca Pacha.

The exotic sounds of traditional Incan music can be dated back as many as
five hundred years, representing one of the most well preserved forms of
Native American culture.

Llaqtaymanta toured throughout Europe presenting the music of the Andes to
appreciative audiences.
Adapting some western influences, Wayra formed Inca Pacha, a group
blending
the stories of the ancient culture of the Andes mountains with
contemporary arrangements.
Inca Pacha’s two US releases (The World Of The Andes, and Spirit Winds)
feature
the traditional instruments of Wayra’s homeland, in the musical styles
of carnival, cancion, tonada, and san juanito.
The enthusiasm generated by Wayra’s live performances throughout the United
States and Canada has resulted in Wayra’s first solo release
“Wayra - A Collection of Contemporary and Native American Themes”.

As a solo artist, Wayra is the consumate performer - vibrant and personable, his
musical arrangements reflect his expertise and energy.
Traditional songs are given new life and contemporary songs acquire the timeless
sensations of the mystical pan pipes, flute, and natural effects in this

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