Vicente Rayo and the Inca sounds of healingSíguenos en:
Inca art is fascinating, not only because of its incredible beauty but also because of the history and tradition that preceded it. That is why Vicente Rayo, a natural artisan from Coyuchico, with more than thirty years of experience, decided to investigate more about this heritage and what was its use for our ancestors. In this process, he rediscovered Inca instruments and ancient sound therapies, which he now shares with visitors who come to his Centro de Interpretación Sonidos del Ande in Pisac, Cusco.
First of all, Vicente is a guide and respects the legacy that continues today, which took place with the discovery of Inca pieces at the Intihuatana site. That is why his ceremonies begin with the traditional gratitude to the Pachamama. “We started with the coca leaf and chicha, thanking Mother Earth, with music as well. We sat in circle (with the visitors) and began to listen to the air, the landscape”, he explains about this experience.
Whistles or clay pots, the traditional pututo, double flutes and other instruments that represent this legacy, are used by Vicente during each session. Mysticism is inexplicable, above all, because this ceremony takes place at the foot of the majestic Pisac Archaeological Park. “People start to hear the four elements, our own noises, while we play the melodies. Through the session, we help people connect with Mother Earth,” he adds.
In this magical destination like Cusco, visitors wake up from exhaustion, renew their energies and promise to return to continue connecting with Pachamama. “I have seen people cry because of how happy they have been, because of this clay-based healing,” says Vicente Rayo, who is also grateful for the opportunity offered by our ancient heritage to him and all his fellow artisans in Pisac.
With this entrepreneurship, Centro de Interpretación Sonidos del Ande, Vicente Rayo has won one of the awards of the Turismo Emprende program of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism. His successful experience fills him with pride, as it is a way of sharing the incredible culture that all Peruvians have.