Luis Abanto, Rudy Rivera, Alvaro de Minaya & Jacinto Anguaya
Colores Andinos is an original musical exploration into Latin-Andean fusion. Its members come originally from Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru and Canada. Since they came together as a group in Ottawa in 1997, they have been touring many places in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. In each performance, Colores Andinos has captivated audiences because of its energy, talent and art, playing more than 20 wind, string and percussion instruments of modern and traditional Latin American heritage.
Each member of Colores Andinos specializes in different instruments and has extensive experience performing with other international Latin-American groups in Europe and in the Americas. Their repertoire includes original and arranged traditional songs, and a blend of Native-Andean rhythms and contemporary influences such as salsa, cumbia, bossa nova and jazz. But what makes Colores Andinos a unique group is its sound produced by the encounter of different multicultural roots, experiences and musical backgrounds that could only truly happen in Canada.