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Cecilia Montero & Tito La Rosa
Cecilia has practiced meditation since the age of two. Taught by her maternal great-grandmother Jacinta from Cusco, she has incorporated the important healing principles of her spiritual upbringing into her practice as a psychotherapist and as an executive coach. She values her inner silence as the most precious jewel from her ancestors. Her chanting is generated from within the sacred silence.
Tito is a beloved Peruvian sound healer, sociologist, and musician, who has dedicated most of his life to researching and playing ancestral musical wind instruments. His music is a form of rebirthing our treasure of wisdom that lies dormant within the layers of the earth and it contains the powerful blessings of our Apus (sacred mountains) in the Andes. He was born and raised in Carhuaz, Peru.
Producer Tom Wasinger carefully embellishes La Rosa's organic instrumentation (he even blows a conch shell on the prayerful "The Invocation) with just enough modern-day flourishes (a faint keyboard glow on "All One Nation;" traces of guitar and piano on selected tracks) to make this worthwhile, low-key disc appealing to both contemporary and traditional listeners. Highlights: a pair of softly percussive charmers, "Fire Spirit" and "The Dance of the Puma and the Wolf," and the delicate, respectful duet shared by La Rosa and Youngblood on "El Muney (The Power of Love)." --Terry Wood
(CD Jacket in Spanish)
Knowing this music has made me aware of the power of Indigenous brilliance. Tito uses bone flutes that were made 1000 years ago, so the intervals are more attuned to Nature sounds than regular scales. It lifts my Spirit. I am altered, and grateful for it. I heard his cd titled Iqaro and felt completely absorbed in the ancient ritual sounds. I hope Amazon has a way of getting more of this wonderful musician's work. by Margaret Henderson
I simply love the sound of North and South American flutes and this CD offers the most beautiful performance and composition I have ever heard. The flutes are played with great sensitivity and glow and the percussion adds to the richness of sound. The music is both authentic and unique with some contemporary influence. The melodies and gentle sounds emanating from the flutes take your soul for a ride. Go for it. Fritz Wilhelm.