Bio

"Ayllu is the sum of many inter-American parts. The band name, a Quechua word for "family", is fitting, as the group formed in Kansas City from a kinship of love for latin folk rock - mixing both traditional and contemporary instruments to create a soundscape as diverse as its members." - Kansas City Folk Festival

Members include:
Amado Espinoza - flutes, charango, vocals, percussion
Ariel Bugosen - guitar, bass
Pedro Calderon - flutes, guitar, vocals, bass
Mikal Shapiro - bass, guitar, vocals
Tina Bilberry - violin
Andres Ramirez - drums, percussion

Our festive crew

(L to R) Ariel Bugosen, Pedro Calderon, Amado Espinoza, Tina Bilberry, Mikal Shapiro and Andres Ramirez

Our festive crew

(L to R) Ariel Bugosen, Pedro Calderon, Amado Espinoza, Tina Bilberry, Mikal Shapiro and Andres Ramirez