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 festival, leading the listener through a
dynamic heart-opening experience.
The members of the group are Amado Espinoza (charango, flutes) Bolivia, Fedra Cooper (vocals, hand
percussion) from Mexico, Pedro Calderon (guitar, bass, flutes, harmonica) from Peru, Ariel Bugosen
(guitar, bass) from Argentina, Fernando Achucarro (percussion) from Paraguay and Brendan Culp
(percussion) from Kansas City, MO.
For more information, check out Ayllu’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ayllukc
18+ (MINORS OKAY W/ PARENTS)