Ode to Quena

from by Patrick Carmichael

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This is one of my favorite songs that I wrote in an effort to evoke the sounds of the Andes Mountains, featuring the indigenous instruments, the Quena, a South American bamboo flute, and the Charango, a small Andean guitar that has 5 sets of double strings and sounds a little like a mandolin.


from Sanctuary, released January 15, 2017
​Jorje Olmeida: quena (South American flute)
Ann Kim: cello
Juan Castillo: charango
Angel Marin: guitar
Eric Kuriminski: guitar
Skip Ward: Bass
Doug Hinrichs: shekere
Patrick Carmichael: Drums, string arrangement, piano, celeste

Written, arranged, produced, and mixed by Patrick Carmichael



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Patrick Carmichael New York, New York

Patrick Carmichael is a drummer and composer currently living in New York City. As a composer, he has many influences ranging from classical and jazz to iconic movie/TV soundtracks. So far, his music has been featured in Jerry Seinfeld's internet show, ads for Nike, CNN, and countless others. ... more

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