A musician from Ecuador who has a spiritual connection with the land

Americas Now

Our Urban Voice is a musician from Ecuador who is a former archaeology student.

In his studies of ancient cultures he came across thousands of musical instruments made from raw materials. It helped him see a connection between music and nature. It also inspired him to “play” on instruments made from Bamboo, a material native to his land.

Meet Shubert Ganchozo.

Bamboo’s hollow stem makes it a natural choice as a musical instrument. The most common one is the flute. In fact, the very first bamboo flute ever to be played was made in ancient China.