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Los calchakis en choeur

Los calchakis en choeur

(Code: A135300081)

This is a collection of choir songs based on Latin American popular tradition. This popular repertoire was spread by oral tradition, that’s why choices of tempos, rubatos, touches, accompaniments, drums, onomatopoeias and size of choirs are free. Every note is just suggestions. It can also be performed without any instrumental accompaniment.

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Collection Los Calchakis en Choeur


This collection is the result of a collaboration between Iris Thion-Poncet and Sergio Arriagada (leader and member of Los Calchakis).
It brings together ten arrangements for solo choir of music from popular tradition and Latin American composers. These pieces are part of the sung repertoire of the famous group Los Calchakis.
Some pieces were also composed for the occasion by Sergio Arriagada on original lyrics by Hector Miranda (founder of the group) and Pablo Urquiza (member of the group and poet).
As this music is spread by oral transmission, the performer has a great freedom in the choice of tempos, rubatos, nuances, accompaniments, percussion, onomatopoeia and numbers.
All indications of this kind are only proposals, knowing all the same that each piece works a cappella.

About the arrangers:

Iris Thion-Poncet :
During her musical studies, which she began with piano and choral singing, Iris Thion developed a real passion for choral conducting and joined the Maîtrise de Radio France. She also sang at the Madrigal de Paris conducted by Pierre Calmelet, as well as at the Madrigal de Lille.
She is interested in composition and has written a cycle on poems by Paul Éluard for a cappella women's choir as well as a musical tale for three soloists, two children's choirs and a string quartet, as well as highly original multi-disciplinary works (forthcoming Le Véritable Jour on poems by Pablo Urquiza).
She has conducted numerous choirs for various audiences (children, fragile audiences, amateurs, semi-professionals). She is regularly solicited for various projects as a choir conductor (workshops, courses, concerts, collaborations...).
Her musical tales: "La légende du roi Arthur" and "Le tour du monde en 80 jours", opera and musical comedy for children's choir are published by Editions À Coeur Joie.

Sergio Arriagada :
Born in Santiago de Chile. He studied classical guitar, music theory and harmony at the National Conservatory of the University of Chile. In 1967, he obtained a scholarship to study in France and continued his musical training at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. He studied the flute, analysis, writing and musical composition.
Interested in making the traditional music of Latin America known in France, he joined the South American ensemble "Los Calchakis" in 1969. At that time the Ensemble was composed of a trio. With this group he gave more than 2,500 international concerts in the world's largest theatres, and recorded more than forty-six discs. In 1971, with Los Calchakis, he won the "Charles Cros Prize" for the best foreign music disc. In 1972, he was awarded the "Loisir Jeunes" prize from the Ministry of Education for the best educational record.
He deceased on 16 August 2019 in Paris.

  • Mi quiaqueñita ( Traditionnel/ Paroles : Hector Miranda)
  • Blanca palomita (Paroles et musique : Ariel Breitembuch )
  • Corazon sonkoiman ( Traditionnel/ Paroles : Pablo Urquiza)
  • Canto a Cuba (Paroles : Hector Miranda/ Iris Thion-Poncet )
  • El amor perdido (Paroles : Pablo Urquiza )
  • Carnaval y navidad (Paroles : Hector Miranda )
  • Naranjitay ( Traditionnel)
  • Canta el rondador (Paroles : Hector Miranda)
  • Milonga por vos (Paroles : Pablo Urquiza)
  • Buenos Aires, mis recuerdos (Paroles : Pablo Urquiza)

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