Posted On 06 Sep 2017
The sound of the melodies that his father interpreted with the hype, the pingullo, and the drummer caught the attention of Raul Masaquiza. Then, at the age of 12, he decided to learn the rhythms of the Salasaka people, especially those he listened to in the Danzantes and celebrations.
Masaquiza dominates instruments like the pingullo, the flute, the rondador, the zampoña, the guitar, the charango and the violin.
For Governor Salasaka Baltazar Jiménez, the work done by Masaquiza influences a lot because it brings to the knowledge of the children and young people of the parish. “It’s an important work because it helps Salasaka music spread and not get lost in time.” (I)