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"A wild and woolly melding of Ennio Morricone and Manu Chao."
“Lessons from home inspire Andino Suns new CD, with a rare combo of danceable Andean influenced songs and themes of social justice. ‘It’s Time To Rise’ is proof positive you can make a change and still party!”
“It’s Time to Rise is an exciting album by one of the strongest, most adventurous acts the prairies can lay claim to. It's what we've come to expect from Andino Suns.”
“The seven musicians who make up the band are getting better and better at melding their favourite sounds into something distinctive and compelling.”
“The exotic sounds of instruments of the Aboriginal people of the Andes region of South America punctuate foreign rhythms and compliment a combination of English and Spanish lyrics in the new cd by Regina’s Andino Suns.”
“While Andino Suns does incorporate some common musical instruments like guitars, harmonicas and drums, they draw heavily on Chile’s indigenous music. Using instruments, like the charango, and a variety of wind instruments from the Andes region in South America, Andino Suns plays a fast-paced style that Dávalos says is fairly unconventional, but successful.”
“Canada-based band Andino Suns are starting to make a name for themselves but their ultimate goal is making it big in Chile — the land of their forefathers.”
“This is an album of peace and of acceptance. This is an album of joy and love, victory and hardship. This is the type of album that could make a few prairie girls swoon for southern love.”
"If you have been missing some world music to get you moving, Check out one of Regina’s best-kept secrets. The seven-piece band has high energy that is fused with Latin grooves to get the crowd on their feet, and keep them there. They play a great mix of original music, Latin favourites and some classic covers...."
“Prairie roots with a lot of Latin Love....We of course believe in your talent and love your local roots....”
“Chilean roots the crux of band’s sound...True to the sound of the Andes Mountains, Andino Suns incorporates regional instruments like the charango (similar to a mandolin), the bombo (a wood and goatskin kick drum), the chaccas (shakers filled with goat nails) and the zampona (pan pipe). Then there are the vocals — five-part harmonies, all in Spanish... ”
“When Worlds Collide: A sense of social justice continues to inspire the band's music; its repertoire includes songs that speak in solidarity with the First Nations of Chile, or that speak out against commercial fishers who drive smaller fishermen out of business”