A kijada (also spelled quijada) is made from a donkey's jaw, used as a percussion instrument in Peru for centuries by former African slaves and wielded here by Rodolfo Muñoz, reportedly trained at the Conservatory of Havannah in Lima. Having seen Rodolfo in action, I can vouch that he is unlike your stereotypical conservatory graduate, making formidable sounds with both his voice and his instrument's rattling teeth while prowling the stage with menacing intent.Radiokijada will play at WOMAD Charlton Park on 25 July.
05 julio 2009
La canción de la semana #176
Enjoy Que Lindo Suena from Nuevos Sonidos Afro Peruanos, a debut album of Radiokijada. The band was co-founded by Rodolfo Muñoz and Christoph H Müller of Gotan Project. According to Charlie Gillett's review,