Tupananchiskama means "until next time" in Quechua - the language of the Andes mountains. This tune has sort of a "until we meet again" feel to it, for some reason, I feel.
I did pick the charango with a guitar pick...my fingernails aren't as pointy or skilled as a traditional charango player...I like the crisp sound the pick gives it. I tried to play with some weird time signatures to switch it up a bit. My wife is from Peru...so she noted it had quite a different sound when it busted open to sort of a rock and roll sound with the snare drum and driving bass/rhythm section. Do you think it would be better more subdued?
At 2:18 and for a few subtle fills as the song wraps up, I'm playing a checo, that my host mom in Zaña, Peru gifted me...a costal instrument...Afro Peruvian to be exact. It's like a big hollowed out gourd.
So lots of different ideas going on all based off the charango pickin'