Stephen Aguilera-Mendoza

Stephen was raised in Sydney but has always been influenced by music from his Latin American heritage as well as the poetry, sounds and rhythms of the continent. He has dedicated himself to learning a number of traditional instruments from the region, and is one of the long-time members of SONIDO, a musical group celebrating the folklore sounds of South America. Stephen chats to Xook us about what inspires him to create original music which maintains a distinctive Latin and Andean flavour. He also explains the importance of art in his own spiritual journey.