Lima, July 2004


LIMA, PERU, INKATERRA, a sustainable tourism company with lodges in the Peruvian Amazon and at Machu Picchu, has produced a special musical CD - CD Café Inkaterra-which features local music and is part of the company's ongoing efforts to promote Peruvian culture. Inkaterra`s focus is on preserving and rescuing Peru's geography, nature, customs and cultures and projecting them throughout the world.

The CD Café Inkaterra, produced in conjunction with Peruvian musician Miki Gonzalez, is the company's first recording project promoting Peruvian music and cultures. The Café INKATERRA, which has recently been redesigned and rebuilt, is located in Aguas Calientes, adjacent to Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

INKATERRA's work with Miki González began over two years ago with the production of the first Andean Chill CD in Peru, with the goal of reinvigorating cultural traditions and presenting them to the contemporary market, updating Peru in terms of musical modernity.

Throughout the 1970's Miki González studied traditional Afro-Peruvian and Andean music - resulting in innovative albums in the 1980's and 1990's that fused these rhythms with jazz, blues, reggae, rock and pop. Several of these very successful albums have been made into MTV videos and musical productions in Argentina and New York. The CD Café Inkaterra is the result of years studying and researching electronic music. The rhythms, sounds and instruments from the Andes and the Amazon were captured on an album with native musicians and their ancestral instruments -- mixing their sounds with an advanced artistic technique. The CD can be found at regular distribution points, INKATERRA offices and hotels in Peru and will soon be available in the US.


INKATERRA has presented Miki González with a Gold Record in recognition of the success of Café INKATERRA's CD.
In less than three months, the Café Inkaterra CD has ranked number one in sales among Peru's main distributors - underscoring the positive response in the Peruvian market to Café INKATERRA's trend of launching records which showcase Peru's musical traditions. The album's performance in the foreign market has also been significant, and thus, an English version is being prepared to be sold in the English-speaking market.

INKATERRA is a Peruvian organization with more than 29 years of experience in sustainable tourism initiatives. It focuses on preserving and rescuing Peru's geography, nature, customs and cultures and projecting them throughout the world. In 1975, INKATERRA opened Reserva Amazónica in Madre de Dios, the southern part of the Peruvian Rainforest and, in 1991 the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel - now considered one of the 10 best hotels in South America - in Machu Picchu Village. The company hopes to turn Café Inkaterra into a social venue with an ideology that supports and promotes different artistic and cultural proposals in Peru.

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