The Imbayakunas

In 1998, Patricio Chiza began his dream of forming a group that would highlight the wondrous sound of the Andes. Each musician is from Ecuador and shares a love of performing. Their music continues to evolve and can be described as a World Music fusion between traditional Andean sounds and contemporary Latin rhythms. The music of The Imbayakunas is infectious; Latin American and North American audiences alike are drawn to the musical mix of pan flutes, guitar, violin charango and drums.

The Imbayakunas Music Group has worked hard to make their mark as entertainers. They have gained much notoriety while performing at various festivals, private functions, shopping centres and benefit events. Through their work over the years, they have become the best known local presenters of Andean music in Canada. The Imbayakunas have recorded and released 20 CD’s to date and showcase a wide repertoire of musical sounds spanning from traditional Andean San Juans to cover versions of classics such as “Hotel California” by The Eagles.