Meet the Chef, Emigdio
Fusion Andina is a restaurant where you can find the richness of the Andean Food, specifically from Bolivia and Peru. Our Bolivian and Peruvian cuisine stems mainly from the combination of Spanish Cuisine with traditional Indigenous Aymara ingredients. The three traditional staples of Bolivian cuisine are corn, potatoes and beans. These ingredients have been combined with a number of staples brought by the Spanish, such as rice and wheat and meats such as beef, pork, and chicken.
In our recipes, we want to promote the Quinoa which is an organic grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudo cereal rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds.
It is high in protein, lacks gluten, and is tolerant of dry soil.
Hours Of Operation
Monday:C L O S E D – C L O S E D
Tuesday: C L O S E D – C L O S E D
Wednesday: Dinner 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday: Dinner 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday: Dinner 4:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday: Dinner 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: New Schedule 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As our guests, we want to take you on an imaginary journey from our Tropical lands to the Andes Mountains bringing you to a magical atmosphere where you can enjoy and find something different by our traditional Indigenous ingredients and be accompanied by our live Andino Music; which is Unique using the sound of the windpipes playing spiritual and romantic melodies from the Magical Andes.
Our music is based on Bolivian rhythms. Also, we cover some Peruvian, Ecuatorian folklore, American classic slow music, Cumbia and a little bit of Rumba as well.
Bolivia Canta Biography
The Group started playing Andino music 10 years ago in Harvard Square under Canto Bolivia. Throughout our musical career, we have participated in different events like Misa Criolla with the Metropolitan and Brookline Chorale, with the support of different members in the band that today they couldn’t be with us with this project. Finally, on May, 2012, we came up with our first CD that today we put under your consideration.
Our music is inspired by the vibrant and century-old rhythms of our native Bolivia: Saya, Caporales … we play them all, often with compelling new arrangements. In addition, we perform the folk music of our Andean brothers, from Peru to Ecuador, as well as some lively Cumbia (Colombian in origin) and danceable Rumba. Our music is for all tastes, and even includes some great covers of classic American popular favorites for slow dancing.
Our instruments are traditional from Bolivia and the Andean region in general – pan flutes (zampoñas) and other flutes made of bamboo, producing sounds with range from haunting to lively and joyous; the charango, or 10-string Andean guitar; and the tall, goatskin-covered bombo drum. To this we add electro acoustic guitars, drums, and synthesizer to create a sound that is all our own.
Canta Bolivia is a band that plays music from the Andes combining the traditional Bolivian instruments (zampona, charango,quenas, bombos) with electro acoustic guitars, drums and synthesizers. Our music is based on Bolivian,Peruvian, Ecuatorian and Colombian rhythms and we also play American soft music with some Latino bits like Cumbia and Rumba as well.