Personnel: Inti-Illimani (vocals); Max Berru (vocals, guitar, bongos, tom tom); Jorge Coulon (vocals, tiple, dulcimer, harp); Horacio Salinas (guitar, cuatro, tiple, pandeiro, tambourine, tom tom); Jose Seves (guitar, tiple); Marcelo Coulon (guitar); Horacio Dur n (charango, violin, maracas); Jos‚ Luis Dominguez, Jorge Vergara, D vor Miric, Jorge Vega, Claudia Mahave, Herman Mu¤oz (violin); Luis Jos‚ Recard, Claudio Pavez (viola); Pablo Mahave (cello); Renato Freyggang (flute, piccolo, saxophone, congas, bombo, timbales); Juan Carlos Urbina (trumpet).
Audio Mixers: Julio Saravia; Renato Freyggang; Horacio Salinas; Sergio Marcotulli.
Liner Note Author: Horacio Salinas.
Recording information: Estudio Digital De Filmocentro, Santiago, Chile (08/1992); Estudio Digital Filmocentro, Sa (08/1992).
Arrangers: Jose Seves; Roberto de Simone; Horacio Salinas; Inti-Illimani.
The very fact that Inti-Illimani were able to record Andadas in Santiago, Chile, is encouraging. When the Augusto Pinochet regime was executing numerous people in the 1970s, the exiled members of Inti-Illimani would have been risking their lives by even setting foot anywhere in Chile. Andadas is indeed the work of a very distinctive band. When soulful offerings like "Cueca de la Ausencia," "Angelo," and "Tata San Juan" are playing, one is reminded just how recognizable Inti-Illimani's music is. Both the music of South American Indians (Chilean as well as Peruvian and Bolivian) and the Spanish have had a major impact on the outfit's enriching sound. South American and Afro-Cuban elements are a potent mixture on "Mulata," while the ballad "Ella" (a real tear-jerker) looks to Mexican mariachi music for inspiration. Included in the CD booklet are English-language translations of Inti's lyrics. ~ Alex Henderson