The Melodies of the Antara Andean Flute

Oscar Reynolds - River of Light
Oscar Reynolds – River of Light
Oscar Reynolds

River of Light (Karumanta, 2004)

If you love Andean pan pipes, also known as antara in Bolivia and Peru, you will enjoy this album. River of Lightis an all instrumental recording full of evocative Andean rhythms and melodies. Oscar Reynolds is a Bolivian composer and musician living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although he plays various instruments, his specialty is the antara.Oscar Reynolds surrounded himself  with musicians from South America and Spain.

River of Light features Oscar Reynolds on antara, guitar, bass and synths; accompanied by two guitarists, Enrique Coria (Argentina) and Chuscales (a Flamenco artist from Spain); José Luis Reynolds (Bolivia) on charango; Fernano de Sanjinés (Bolivia) on percussion; Lalo Izquierro (Peru) on cajón; and Raúl Ramírez (Peru) on percussion.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.