Willimantic Street Fests

New Inca Son


New Inca Son, since its earliest beginnings in the streets of Harvard Square, has been a band with a mission: to preserve and instill appreciation for its cultural legacy through the international language of music and dance. Dressed as either its Inca forebears, with feathers and gold earrings, or in the resplendent wool ponchos still worn in the Andes Mountains, these brilliant musicians are, in the words of Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, “the indispensable cultural ambassadors of this nearly lost South American folk tradition. Their music is of the highest caliber." New Inca Son is one of the few bearers of the Inca musical legacy,  and has shared its vibrant music, characterized by the distinctive sounds of the haunting pan-flutes or the lively charango (Andean ten-stringed guitar),  with audiences of all ages the world over. New Inca Son crosses barriers of language, culture, race, and age and has a truly universal appeal. It promises, for all who como to its unforgettable live performances, an exciting journey to the mystical Andes Mountains.