Members

Founder and Artistic Director

John Zorrilla Matos was born in Huancayo (Peru). He grew up, filled with the legends and Andean traditions as told by the elders. Early in his life, this knowledge caused him to have a great affection and respect for ancestral art, music and dance. He worked several years Ad Honorem in the National Institute of Culture of Junín, Peru. Later in the Ministry of Education as an artistic and educational promoter and professor of arts, promoting and teaching the dances of the central region of Peru. MORE...

Guitar

Carlos Perez Chevez was born July 28, 1948 in Lima, Peru. His parents were from Chiclayo. He was raised in a neighborhood of Lima (Peru) called Barrios Altos. He married Lupe Santillana.

Carlos dabbled in folk music at an early age, and in 1975 created a band with Paco Segura, and Lalo Portocarrero. They appeared on Peruvian television many times. MORE....

Percussion

Raul Montanez Taboada, was born in the city of Bellavista - El Callao, at the age of nine years had leanings percussion instruments. Son of parents artists, she actress and singer he tangos.
In 1977 he emigrated to the US and settled in New York, shares the stage with Alvaro Perez, Maximo Arteaga and Rufino Ortiz, recognized Peruvian guitarists, with whom formed a solid framework for musical artists like Jesus Vasquez, Lucho Barrios, Zambo Cavero, Pastorita Huaracina among others.. MORE...

Guitar / Bass

Fernando Manrique was born on February 18, 1961 in Lima-Peru , comes from cradle of artists.It took years and the moments between guitars and scenarios, accompanying on the international platforms Guillermo Dávila (Venezuelan singer and actor), Cheo Feliciano (Fania All Star’s legend), among others.
Fernando, also has been the bass player and Music Director of the Latin Grammy’s winner singer-composer Gianmarco, for seven years. One of the most important in his career happened MORE...

Light Percussion

Akemi Zorrilla was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 2005. At this young age her artistic talent is already evident. She has participated in several concerts with Apu Inka. In fact, Akemi is Apu Inka's youngest talent and she has a great future. She play light percussion (bombo, chacchas etc) MORE...

Flutes / Charango

He is from Lima-Peru, and studied music at "Jose Maria Arguedas" one of the most important schools of Folklore in South America. He plays flutes and charango in Apu-Inka and, with a very particular sound. Martin teach charango at the Apu-Inka musical school in Alpharetta, Atlanta-Georgia...MORE...

Percussion

Luis Madrid, Born in Armenia, Quindio - Colombia in 1979, he began studying drums at the age of 16 with percussionist Leon Vasquez. In 2002 he entered the University EAFIT as a student of music. He then enrolled in the symphonic percussion program with Professor  MORE...