Andean folk musician and composer Mariano Uña Ramos was born in Humahuaca, Argentina, near the border with Bolivia, on 27 May 1933. He studied at Argentina's Conservatory of Santiago del Estero.
He played the Quena, the Andean end-blown bamboo flute, the pan flute and the traditional Indian flute. His music combines the folk idioms of South America with European classical traditions.
A friend of Ástor Piazzolla, Ramos died in Paris on 23 May 2014, aged nearly eighty-one, after living in Europe for about forty years.
A selection of M&V articles about Uña Ramos
Record box. Andean piano - Keith Bramich listens to the piano music of Uña Ramos