Rumillajta
(Bolivia).

 

 

"Urupampa"
01 - Urupampa
02 - El Canelazo
03 - La Charla De Jilakata
04 - Amanecer
05 - Pajonal-Paisaje Andino
06 - Los Mineros
07 - No Se Muere Nunca
08 - El Picaflor
09 - Amazonas
10 - Arroyito Cantor
11 - El Castillo
12 - La Despedida

 

"Escuchemos Las Montanas"
01 - Karallanta
02 - Tempestad
03 - El Picaflor
04 - Volver A Los 17
05 - Chaca-Bailecito
06 - Despedida
07 - Amazonas
08 - Amanecer
09 - Jenecheru
10 - Cueca Del Panuelo

 

"Pachakuti"
01 - Pachakuti
02 - 5 siglos
03 - Pajarillos
04 - Bolero No. 7
05 - Cuena del pauelo
06 - Cuzco
07 - Llaqui sonkolla
08 - Inutilmente
09 - Cuena del sur
10 - Ch'isi
11 - Riberalta
12 - Altiplano

 

"Lo Mejor"
01 - Tempestad
02 - Despedida
03 - Karallanta
04 - Amazonas
05 - Chimbalito
06 - Iscanwaya
07 - Machu Picchu
08 - Jenecheru
09 - Hermano Chay
10 - No se muere nunca
11 - Palomita Laicu Laicu
12 - Curti punchu
13 - Jacku
14 -Amanecer
15 - Tierra aymara
16 - Linda potosina

 


Cover back
CD

"Pachamama"
01 - Pachamama
02 - La Partida
03 - A Cordoba
04 - Karallanta
05 - Al Zafrero
06 - Volver A Los
07 - Puerto Del Sol
08 - Recuerdos Del Charango
09 - Pueblo Antiguo
10 - Sicoyas
11 - Lagrimas Del Kusillo
12 - Canto Al Trabajador

 


"City of Stone"
01 - Chascarawi
02 - Flor de Caa
03 - El sicuri
04 - Caripuyo Torrecita
05 - Fantasia Incaica
06 - Condor Pasa
07 - Machu Pichu
08 - Carnaval del Valle
09 - Corti Poncho
10 - La Guambrita
Rumillajta meaning 'City of Stone' in Quechua (one of the most widely spoken languages in the Andean region) were formed in 1979 by five excellent Bolivian musicians including the famous singer Edgar Villarroel (from Inti Raymi, Mallku de los Andes, Roberto Pla and his Latin Ensemble and Los K'jarkas). Rumillajta were one of the first ever Andean bands to record for an international record label thus gaining popular appeal. City of Stone, Rumillajta's first album gave birth to Tumi Music and contains the raw feel of Andean music taking the listener to the heart of the Andes with traditional songs such as El Condor Pasa.

 

"Wiracocha"
01 - Tempestad
02 - Mujeres y nios
03 - El condor vuelve
04 - Hermano Chay
05 - Caldeiras
06 - Wiracocha
07 - Encuentros
08 - La deuda externa
09 - Quebradeo
10 - Kayza

 

"Atahuallpa"
01 - Atahuallpa
02 - Paititi
03 - Sumac Orcko
04 - Mapuche Auca
05 - Th'aki
06 - Homenaje a Alfredo
07 - Tawantinsuyo
08 - Tusuy
09 - Matita de Aji
10 - Tierra de Fuego
11 - Huinca Onal
12 - Paisaje Oriental
13 - AkullIcu
14 - Jallalla

 

"Hoja De Coca"
01 - Hoja De Coca
02 - Leno Verde
03 - Jacku
04 - Carnaval De La Feria
05 - Nina Wara
06 - Iscanwaya
07 - Zuriki
08 - El Eco
09 - Palomita Laicu Laicu
10 - Mallku
11 - Cori
12 - Mallku Kuntori

 

Biography:
Bolivian group Rumillajta, translating as "City Of Stone" in their native Quechua tongue, were founded by charango (Andean mandolin) player Juan Jorge Laura to "raise money to build a school to teach both our culture and something of Europe'. Their concern for the well-being of the Bolivian Aymara and Quechua peoples, subsisting in poverty or working in mine shafts in appalling conditions, remains their central reason for existence, informing the vast majority of their songs. The band was forced to operate from Brazil following the 1980 coup when many of Laura's fellow students and teachers were massacred. They returned eventually, but even now Laura is forbidden from teaching - Rumillajta offering an appropriate alternative outlet for his views. They first toured Europe in 1984, appearing at the Edinburgh Festival and making an immediate impact on audiences with their traditional line up of guitar, charango and pan pipes - with most of the instruments individually constructed by group member Adrian Villaneuva (later they would launch their own product line of flutes, skin drums, pan pipes and charangos). These trips from South America have since become a regular occurrence, though their most celebrated performance came in Washington DC for the United Nations" International Year For The World's Indigenous Peoples, with Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu in attendance. In South America they also helped develop a co-operative music workshop in La Paz. The group have recorded frequently, and since the 80s have operated their own label. Their 1993 release, Atahualpa is also the name of the last Inca king, deposed in the sixteenth century by the Spanish conquistadors. Its title track implores the dead king to rise from his grave to help his children escape the chains of oppression imposed on them by the invading Europeans. Such angry messages were, as ever, allied to the seductive passages of melody and rhythm which have ironically won them many fans in the countries that were once their colonisers.

Discography:
Wiracocha (Tumi 1986)***, Tierra Mestiza (Tumi 1989)***, Rumillajta Live At The Edinburgh Festival (Tumi 1990)**, Urupampa (Tumi 1991)****, Hoja De Coca (Tumi 1992)***, Atahualpa (Tumi 1993)***, City Of Stone - Music Of The Andes (Tumi 1994)***.