Son, since its earliest beginnings in
the streets of Harvard Square
(Cambridge, Massachusetts), has been a
band with a mission: to preserve and
instill appreciation for their cultural
legacy through the international
language of music and dance.
Dressed as either their Inca forebears,
with feathers and gold earrings, or in
the resplendent wool ponchos still worn
in the Andes Mountains, Inca Son is, in
the words of Boston Pops conductor Keith
Lockhart, 襠indispensable cultural
ambassadors of this nearly lost South
American folk tradition. Their music is
of the highest caliber.p; They are
one of the few bearers of the Inca
musical legacy. With equally vibrant
music, characterized by the distinctive
sounds of the haunting pan-flutes or the
lively charango (Andean ten-stringed guitar),
Inca Son crosses barriers of language,
culture, race, and age. It is a band
with a truly universal appeal. Inca Son
is now recognized as one of the world͊ best world Traditional Music groups.
Selected Achievements, Honors &
PRIDE AWARD, Boston
ARTISTIC MERIT, Peruvian
Consulate, Hartford, CT
"Salute to Machu Picchu,"
National Geographic Museum,
- Headliners, "MAKIYKUMANTA
- Peru: Arts and Cultural Legacy,"
Smithsonian National Museum of
the American Indian, Washington,
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Angeles Music Award,
"Best Traditional World Artist"
- Winner of Independent Music Award, "Best World Traditional Song"
- Champions of Arts Education
Award for "Distinguished
Arts Educator of Music" to Cesar
Epcot Center, Disney World, Florida
Sanders Theater concert at Harvard University in
National Geographic Museum's "Peru: Indigenous and Viceregal", attended by
Peruvian First Lady
- Gala concert for Peruvian Ambassadors,
United States Capitol,
Concert tours throughout Italy
"Outstanding Latino Group" winner at Teatro del Verme in Milan, Italy
- Smithsonian's National Museum of the
Headliners, Kennedy Center
in Washington D.C.
Prestigious "Order of the Sun"
awarded to Cesar Villalobos L
from the Peruvian government in
tribute to Inca Son's
Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah
Chicago's Grant Park Orchestra
Kennedy Center쯳pan> 30th Anniversary in Washington, D.C
- Performed with
Keith Lockhart & the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Collaborated on the Boston Pops
Winner Boston Music Awards "Outstanding World Music Act"
The Pyramid, Memphis, TN-Headliners at the world's largest Peruvian Exhibition
"Ancestors of the Incas"
"Best World Music Group",
Boston Phoenix Music Poll
International Folk Arts Festival
in Moscow, Russia
for the city's 850th
Festival Mondial de Folklore de Drummondville in Quebec, Canada;
- was also
awarded "Certificate of Distinction" at the Festival Mondial de Folklore
Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA, Official entertainment
"Cultural Ambassador of Peru",
Honorary title bestowed on Cesar Villalobos L. by the
National Press of Peru (ANAP)
World Cup Soccer, Official entertainment
President Bill Clinton was present at the National Governors튉 Conference performance
- "Year of the Indigenous People" at the
in New York
PBS Series-collaborated on the musical score for "Columbus
and the Age of Discovery"
President Jimmy Carter was present at the Human Rights Awards