I spent the early years of my childhood in the small town located in the Peruvian rainforest. Moyobamba is located at about 500 miles north east of Lima, at that time it was completely isolated from the rest of the country, there were no roads, trains or boats to get there. The only way of communication was via airplane. The trip sometimes took a whole day depending on the weather. The flights were long, tedious and very bumpy, crossing the Andes on a Douglas DC3 airplane from the second world war.
My window to the rest of the world was the radio. I was able to listen to stations from the Lima as well as neighboring countries, such as Ecuador, Colombia and on short wave I could catch Radio Moscow, the BBC from London and Radio La Habana Cuba. My taste in music became very eclectic from the very beginning and it reflects on this Album.
Selva is a collection of compositions based in Latin America Folk music and instrumentation with world influences.