Wañukta Tonic comes from legendary ecuadorian musician Alex Alvear and a handful of musicians, come together to create a blend of traditional Ecuadorian music, jazz, reggae and rock and roll.
The album features a collaboration from indigenous musician Enrique Males on its opening track, and some passages in kichwa throughout the short record, as well as all manner of folkloric instrumentation mixed with masterful jazz playing and Alvear’s lyrics, which at times hanker back to protest music and at others ponder the feelings of nostalgia and being an outcast in a foreign land.
This self-titled EP is certainly short, but it leaves a long lasting impression.
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