Inka Jam's music includes originals from the band members and some traditional covers in a variety of styles with an Andean flare. Many of the pieces also include a dance performance in traditional costume. We play Huaynos, Cumbia, Salsa, Boleros, Trova and Afro-Peruvian. A lot of 6/8 and syncopated rhythms which usually draw the crowd to dance. Due to the novelty of certain rhythms we usually step out to teach the crowd some basic steps and then involve them in the dancing. Most of the songs have lyrics and we encourage audience participation in the choruses or the people might just sing along the whole song. Rather than a distant concert this is a trans-formative musical experience.
We thoroughly enjoyed having this quartet at our Cinco de Mayo event! The set was upbeat with a great variety of songs from different Latin American countries and the band was very talented and engaging. Their traditional outfits were a nice touch as well. We hope to have the opportunity to have them play again in the future.
Response from Inka Jam:
Hi Emily, thanks for the generous review. We had a great time, your event was super well organized so it was an honor for us to entertain you. We are happy for the good cause and hope we can return to play for you in the future.
Our guests loved Inka Jam! We received so many compliments about them. Very talented and friendly people. Luciana's dancing was a big hit!
Response from Inka Jam:
Thank you!!! We loved performing for you. Your event was wonderfully well organized and the setting was beautiful. Looking forward to more! Thanks Katie for hiring us and thanks Gig Salad for making the connection.
Price Range: $200/musician/hour
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
We present a show that has 45-60 minute sets with 15 minute breaks in between. Each set can have a theme. Themes can be based on a country, based on the character of the songs (for instance, slow background music for while people are dining, more up front music for dancing). We dress in beautiful traditional costume. We can take you on a journey of all of South and Central America.
Luciana Proaño; dancer percussionist from Peru with extensive career in Europe, Mexico and South America.
JB Butler, long time Jazz, Blues, Electronic and Latin guitarist, Fulbright Scholar.
Alex LLumiquinga, Ecuadorian vocalist & multi-intrumentalist specializing in Andean string and wind instruments, extensive touring in Europe, Middle East and the Americas.
Tito Amaya, from el Salvador, vocalist and multi-intrumentalist in the same vein as Alex. Has toured all over Central and North America as well as Hawaii.
Additional Booking Notes
We are able to present unplugged acoustic music or plugged into a PA for larger venues. If you provide PA we need four microphones and two direct lines.
Past Booked Events
|May 05, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Fundraiser|
|September 16, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
We have a vast repertoire of Latin songs that can be adapted to the needs of the event. We play instrumental and vocal traditional and original songs. Includes music for dancing and music for listening. We look forward to working with you!
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