Meet ChaskiChaski is what you get when you take a virtuosic flute/harp duo, add a colorful collection of flutes and harps from around the world, and explore music to include them all. For over 30 years Chaski has toured with repertoire ranging from the Mozart Flute/Harp Concerto, to Bolivian huayños, Scottish strathspeys, tunes from Playford's "The English Dancing Master" (published 1651), and world premieres of new works. Chaski frequently works in collaboration with solo artists, choirs, and, most recently, with a modern dance company, accompanying the dancers and performing alongside them.
Adrienne Inglis: flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, sikus, quena, whistle, flauto traverso
Shana Norton: clàrsach, harp, accordion
Chaski frequently collaborates with other musicians for even more program variety.
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Sound Clips and Video LinksClip of Consejos del gaucho
Clip of Titicaca
Clip of El choclo
Chaski on Vimeo
Chaski on YouTube
Chaski specializes in accompanying the choral works of acclaimed Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez. These include: Misa criolla, Navidad nuestra, and Misa por la paz y la justicia. Chaski also performs Misa trinitaria by Chaski's own flutist and composer, Adrienne Inglis
Modern Dance Collaboration
Chaski joins award-winning modern dance company Psophonia on stage for an interactive music/dance performance.
The Good Earth
Chaski features a program of music celebrating the natural world, drawing from its eclectic, multi-genre repertoire. Programs may include Latin American folk, Celtic and English folk, contemporary works, early music, and yodeling.
Chaski in Concert
Chaski performs from its eclectic, multi-genre repertoire. Programs may include Latin American folk, Celtic and English folk, Ukrainian folk, contemporary works, early music, and yodeling. On the Symphony of Soul roster since 2008!
Playford's English Dances
Enjoy a romp in the playground of Jane Austen's world with English, Scottish, and Irish selections from John Playford's The English Dancing Master! Since they were published starting in 1651, people have gathered to celebrate this eclectic collection of tunes, including many familiar melodies.
Exploring the Folk Music of Latin America
Drawn from Chaski's vast repertoire of folk music, this program promises musical fun guaranteed to enthrall even the most fidgety with amazing instruments, colorful costumes, and audience participation.
Breathe deeply and soak in the soothing and delightful sounds of Celtic, Irish, Scottish, and English music with tunes such as Earl of Breadalbane's Birthday, The Kirkoswold Reel, My Luv's Like a Red, Red Rose, and Green Sleeves and Yellow Lace.
Chaski provides exquisite flute and harp music for your private event such as a wedding, reception, or other gathering. to ask about booking Chaski. Please tell us the date, time, location, type of event, and music genre you want so we can check our availability and give you an accurate quote.
If you use Chaski as your travel agent, you will enjoy a crazy mix of tunes from odd corners of the planet, played on a delightful assortment of instruments. Well, mostly flutes and harps. Possible yodeling included.
Technical SpecificationsNote: STAGE MUST BE READY 45 MINUTES PRIOR TO START OF PERFORMANCE
___Stage, uncarpeted and sturdy enough for dancing, at least 10 x 12 feet and preferably raised about 15 inches
___Public address system with three microphones (one with boom, one 5' high, one for the harp without a stand) and sound engineer for outdoor performances or for audiences larger than 100
___Green room or other private area for resting and changing
___Barrier-free access for loading harp or able-bodied persons to assist
___Well-lit stage so that music and harp strings are easily visible
___Two straight-backed chairs with no arms
___One table about 3 x 6 feet
___Table and chair to sell Chaski’s recordings at performance
___Protection from extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, and weather
___Please contact us if there is any difficulty in meeting these specifications.
___We can make accommodations if necessary.
Chaski [CHAH-ski] means "messenger" in the Incan language of Quechua [KECH-wah]. In the spirit of this Andean traveler, Chaski bring to its audiences music from Latin America, incorporating colorful costumes, traditional dances, cultural and historical insight, audience participation, and musical demonstrations. Chaski has performed together since 1985 and has toured Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, California, Washington DC, Costa Rica, and Venezuela. Four independently produced recordings feature selections from Chaski’s repertoire on flute, sikus [SEE-koos], quena [KEH-nah], transverse flute, concert harp, cuatro, guitar, charango, bombo, maracas, and other instruments. Learn more about Chaski, their music, recordings, and instruments on their website at www.chaskimusic.com. Please welcome, from Austin, Texas, Chaski!