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Updated: 03/12/2014 11:22:04AM

World music band fuses Latin and Peruvian rhythms

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Silvia Bando Landa (voice, percussion, flute) and Christian Becker (voice, guitar, sitar, panflute) perform as Nuna, a world music band based in Sarasota.

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Christian Becker of the duo Nuna, performs on the sitar, an Indian stringed instrument, at Mango Bistro in Englewood every first Friday of the month.

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At a recent performance at Mango Bistro in Englewood, Christian Becker of Nuna, played a Peruvian instrument called the kijada, made from the jawbone of a donkey.

By CHRIS KOURAPIS

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Nuna, a Sarasota-based duo from Peru, performs original and popular songs in Spanish and English to audiences from Bradenton to Port Charlotte.

Christian Becker and Silvia Bando Landa met while performing with Fragil, one of the most respected rock bands in Peru. After relocating to Sarasota, the couple began performing as Nuna, using diverse instruments such as the Indian sitar, Peruvian panflute, cajon, and charango.

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