From the windy barren high plateaus of the Andes, the mystical Amazon rain forest, the steamy heat of the Caribbean and the desert coasts washed by the oceans comes a high-energy, multi-national musical ensemble that performs music deeply rooted within the folk, pop and traditional genres of Latin America, the Andean regions and the Caribbean. Like their ancestors before them Markamusic musicians draw from the depths of their unique past: Inca, Taino, Maya, African and Spanish. Markamusic embraces musical history and takes it to a different place. Fused with the creations of younger generations, during its performances and workshops, Markamusic emphasizes the musical and cultural contributions of the four major influences that have shaped Latin American music at large: the indigenous, the West African, the Iberian, and the United States. Traditional rhythms and musical forms from these diverse cultures slowly fused during the centuries creating today's Latin American music.