About Alexandro Querevalú
Alexandro Querevalú is an artist of extreme talent and musical diversity. Hailing from Lima, Peru who emigrated to Poland at the age of eighteen. His unique style of playing and performing in South and North American styles has led him to become one of the most easily recognised performers in the world.
Querevalú has an affinity for playing native American wind instruments such as Quena, Quenacho, Antara, Basto Zampona and Malta Zampona as well as a whole host of other instruments. Querevalú’s performances have a distinct traditionalist edge, with him often dressing in traditional South and North American attire during his performances in order to immerse himself in the shows he is performing.
Querevalú has had several notable musical achievements throughout his life, he won second place in 1989 in his native Lima’s Festival of Andean Music as well as sharing the stage with South America’s most famous folkloric groups in 1993.
Querevalú went on to perform throughout the world in countries like Germany, Poland, Sweden and Czech Republic, amazing the crowds that gathered to listen to his heartfelt renditions of traditional native music. He has since produced numerous CDs of his recordings and performances which have been met with great positivity by the public.
His shows come with an air of traditionalism, with Alexandro Querevalú often dressing up in the garb of a native American in order to ensure he is being authentic, as well as honouring the roots of the musical performance. Querevalú blew up in 2015 when he did a street performance in his adopted home of Poland. During the performance he wore traditional Native American dress and played the flute to the main score “The Last of the Mohicans” written by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman for the film of the same title.
In the performance you can clearly see the crowd is enraptured by his performance, standing by in silence and observing as Querevalú plays his flute and uses shells to create a tambourine effect. Querevalú sings the song to perfection and puts all of his effort and emotion into the performance.
You can see from his face that he is completely emersed in the music, the effort and sadness from the score-settling over him as he plays. “This song makes me cry” is the title to the video on Querevalú’s YouTube channel which is a true accounting of how he feels when performing the piece. The song has now hit over 72 million views on YouTube and it’s not hard to see why.