These Two Native Americans Cover A Classic Song. The Results Will Give You Chills!

Inka Gold is a two member Native American music ensemble who perform traditional and contemporary music.

They use beautiful hand crafted instruments made from raw materials such as clay and bamboo to create their harmonious sounds.

Centuries old Inca practices and musical traditions have been brought to life by the duo since 1998. Their version of Unchained Melody is hauntingly beautiful and familiar all at once, evoking memories and peacefulness.

Brothers Oscar Andres Morales Vega and Pablo Santiago Morales Vega make up Inka Gold. Both were born in the Andes Mountains in Ecuador.

From early ages they started playing traditional instruments. Oscar played the pan flutes at age seven and by age six Pablo was playing string instruments.

A musical prodigy, he mastered the guitar, mandolin, drums and the charango which is a traditional string instrument.

A few short years later the brothers were already performing for thousands of people and went on to tour Europe together.

After that, they parted ways and Oscar went on to tour America, performing at music festivals and on talk shows. Pablo went on to tour Saudi Arabia, Australia, and various parts of Asia.

Then, once again the brothers reunited in America to record new music and tour, bringing their original style to new audiences all over and expanding their sound and vision ever higher.

The Inka Gold cover of Unchained Melody is beautiful in that it is so simple and yet highly emotional and piercing all at once due to the unique sound of their instruments.

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The song is one of the most recorded of the 20th century and has been covered in hundreds of languages with approximately 500 versions in existence today.

Many artists who recorded it have seen it become a number one hit. The most famous version is arguably the 1965 cover by The Righteous Brothers as it was revived again in the 1990 film Ghost.

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The Inka Gold version continues this songs path with their own flavor and sound blending seamlessly with the melody. Check them out, you will be happy you did!

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  1. Shirley says:

    I have these talented men’s CDs, so soothing and peaceful to listen to, their music calm me down every time, thank you.

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