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Ayllu (pronounced I-U) is a Pan-American musical ensemble. Its essence lies in its name – the Quechua word for family. Through their unique instrumentation, uplifting rhythm, and vibrant melody, they celebrate the joy of creating community. Ayllu roots their sound in the rhythms, melodies, and instruments of the rich cultures of the Americas, honoring the Mother Earth, and by extension, all her children. The songs fluctuate between personal introspection and high-energy, leading the listener through a dynamic heart-opening experience.
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