(Quechua for "From far away"), an independent record
with offices in the San Francisco
and Cochabamba, Bolivia that exclusively
features the music of Bolivian
composer, master flutist and guitarist Oscar Reynolds and his celebrated Andean ensemble
Karumanta Jamuyku. Reynolds and his ensemble are based in San Francisco,
California. With great pride we present the music of Bolivia from ancient
traditions of the past to living traditions of the present. We
also serve as management for Oscar Reynolds &
his trio Karumanta.
The Karumanta label is
embodied in Tata Inti, father sun and sustainer of
life to Mr. Reynolds' ancestors, the ancient Incas
of South America, whose
powerful empire flourished thousands of years
ago in the area of what are now Bolivia, Perú, and Ecuador, long before
Columbus sailed to the Americas. Just
as father sun illuminates the world, so we aim to illuminate through the
music we present.
is happy to present our 2009 releases Razon
con Amor (Reason with Love) and Dream
(Sonar). These albums reveal Mr. Reynolds' personality as he composed
all of the tracks on both CDs with the exception of a new arrangement of
the popular traditional piece "El Condor Pasa." With over 75
minutes of instrumental music on each CD, these new albums allow the
listener to experience Oscar Reynolds' music as influenced by his
environment and life experiences.
Since living traditions are dynamic, Oscar's music reveals that music
traditions can grow and encompass new genres and other cultures while
retaining its roots. Also, by exploring the origins of our cultural roots,
we learn that cultures, races, countries, and music have a common thread
that unites us all as one people. We hope you enjoy these new CDs. Stay
tuned for more projects underway.
Discover the cultural wealth of Bolivian
music through Oscar Reynolds'
music here at this site. Whether
you enjoy traditional, contemporary, or new directions in Bolivian music, the
diversity in our albums is bound to suit every taste. Experience
absolutely love your music...It makes me feel as though I am floating away
to someplace where I don't want to be found..." - Anna, Casselberry, Florida