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In 1988 the musical activity of Gilmar Ramirez Jaimes was held in the Art Museum in Lima. He spent a period of cultural time with the groups Auki and Antarqui. At the same time, he took part at the workshop of the group Yawar, which organized concerts every Saturday.

In 1989, he became a member of the Yawar´s music’s school. He contributed to the fundation of the groups Tusuy and Pachacamaq. Their members are today active in different parts of the world. While the group was on tour, he was responsible for the teaching work at the music school.

In 1992, he recorded Andean music together with the group Waras in Peru, Lima.

In 1993 he became member of the group Cantos del Pueblo, with which he participated in some concerts held by well-known groups from Peru and other foreign countries, such as Illapu from Chile, Los Kjarkas, Proyección from Bolivia, Wayanay, Duo Gaitan Castro from Perú, etc. In August 1993, he traveled for five months to Germany, where he gave some concerts together with the present group. The next May he traveled again to Europe, where three months later he brought out his first CD titled with “Cumbres” in cooperation with the group “Cantos del Pueblo”.

In 1995, Gilmar founded in Wuppertal the group “Del Sol” with the support of the pastor Klaus Nickl, who renamed the group as “Hijos del Sol”, which means in English “children of the sun”. In this year, the group produced a tape with religious children’s songs. In the following years, Gilmar recorded more CDs, which were produced in Europe and the U.S.A. In October, the group traveled to Taizé, in the South of France, and took part in the International Youth Meeting.

One year later, in 1996, the group Hijos del Sol made a tour through Germany, Belgium, Holland and France where they made advertisement for their next CD “La Oración del Inka” including mainly Latin American Songs. The Cd came out between the winter and the spring of the same year. In the following time, the group was involved in many cityfestivals, concerts and celebrations in favor of the third world.They took part in the last ones as representatives of Peru and Latin America.

Gilmar´s musical career began with guitar; during the time, he learned to play the charango, bass, zampoña, quena, quenacho, antara, pan-pipes and a little bit Latin American drums. In 1998, Gilmar took a new way. This time as soloist, he participated in many city celebrations and fairs.

In May 2000, “Divagando” came into the market. This CD includes an instrumental reproduction of well-known singers like Mike Oldfield, Scorpions, Vangelis, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Andrew Lloyd Webber and so on.

In the next months, Gilmar participated in the 24th International Folk Festival in Schwelm and went through Germany on tour. He was invited to give performances in festivals, business markets and fairs like the “Schlemmerwoche” of Eltville, the Wiesbaden wine week on the Rhine or the environmental market 2000 in Nümbrecht. In October, Gilmar went back to Peru, where his music had great success. He was interviewed by two radio stations: Radio Nacional del Peru A.M. and Radio San Martin F.M. “Divagando” was produced in Peru by the company Saraja Producciones.

His musical activities in different concerts such as in market gardens in Moers, Wesel and Oberhausen and of course in traditional Christmas Market, are very common in Germany. In add of that, he arranges every year the Christmas mass of 24th December in the Catholic Church Saint Michael in Wuppertal.

At the beginning of 2001, he started with the composition of his next CD, “Oro Puro“, which included Latin American and worldwide well-known hits.

In April Gilmar went to Florida, where he contributed to the production of the American guitarrist Mike Petrovich.

Im 2007 Gilmar makes a contract with on of the most important Peruvian production company TDV Peru in order to continue with the production and promoting the music of Hijos del Sol in Peru.

The group Hijos del Sol now has five musicians. Sergio from Argentina (guitar and voice), Fernando from Peru (charango), Barbara From Germany (violin), Jorge from Cuba (Latin percussion) and Gilmar from Peru (flutes).

The repertoire of Hijos del Sol is broad and full of variety. It combines instrumental music with songs in different South American rhythms. They play a broad range of instruments: Guitar, Charango, Violin, Siku, Zampoña, Quena, Quenacho, Antara, Rondador, Panflute and Latin American drums.

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