LISTEN: ‘Cantamos Fuerte’ by Inti Wawa
By Kyle Nutter
The future is nothing without the past. Inti Wawa, a Peruvian band out of Los Angeles, fuses traditional with contemporary. She is the first Andean pop musician I’ve heard, and with the amount of music I screen, I’m led to believe this is the border of something new. Inti Wawa is the convergence of differing sounds that when combined blooms jumping strings and a clacking beat. Keeping with the human species compulsion to invent, she repurposes traditional Andean music and layers rock and jazz influences to create something worth a listen.