InkaKike was born in the Andean country of Peru, in Pampas Tayacaja in the region of Huancavelica. Born closely related to the Quechua people, therefore steeped in their characteristic and traditional culture. (This making his roots and music 100% authentic).
His Andean music, with its original chords from the teachers who interpreted them, accompany our artist, now well-known by his fans as InkaKike, (a name chosen to allude to his original origins).
Throughout his childhood and maturity he was heavily influenced by his uncle, Hector Alfaro and also his brother Carlos Perez whom both in turn introduced him to the original folk melodies and the art of playing the typically Andean instruments: (sikus or zampoñas (chilis, maltas, toyos), quenas, quenachos and other wind instruments) which have played a major part of his upbringing.
Initially in his own country, (and then much later in Europe), he designed and solidified his musical career.
From 1992 onward, InkaKike played with several other bands and musical groups and collaborated with various other artists along the way, (including the well renowned Diogenes Cuenca (Indiógenes), but always loyally accompanied by his brother. (The groups, Waraq Taki, Kuelap and Killay became very much part of his resume until 2003).
At this point, InkaKike decided to start a solo career, imbuing everything he had learned during the years of accompanying these other great musicians.
However, he now feels it’s time to explore new perspectives and initiatives. He is now based in Spain, the country chosen as residence to further develop his career and his company Nativezone.
InkaKike continually forges steadily ahead, leading us to the present day, currently an accomplished musician and showman, attracting millions of fans of all ages and backgrounds, no doubt drawn by his sensitive expression and charisma, and the fusion of his ancestral notes played with his modern rhythms….