With The experience of having performed with various traditional Adean groups in The United States Andres and Marco decided to expose their music in a different way.
They wanted to make their music more accessible to their American audience by Including contemporary instrumentation to their music such as guitar synthesizers, drums, and bass and recorded their first album self titled “Mystic Warriors.”
This fusion of ancient and modern instruments allowed them to truly express themselves to a wider and larger audience and to create their own unique style. While growing up they were influenced by pop music and culture, they grew up listening to top 40, classic rock, and contemporary jazz, a mix that influenced their music as much as their Andean background.
In 1994 they met Omar Martinez, an old friend with whom they had played together and recorded traditional Andean music with before. In 1995 they recorded “The Shadow Of The Sun.”
Mystic Warriors have been touring the eastern United States performing at fairs and festivals promoting their recordings. They have performed for all major government agencies, embassies, museums, the Smithsonian Institution, and private and public events and social parties. They have also performed recitals at universities and colleges and in schools they present an educational program on Andean culture and music to elementary, junior high, and high school students. Ion 1994 by special invitation they performed at the White House for Hispanic Heritage month celebrations. They have shared the stage with Tito Puente, Bo Diddley, Tom Rush, and other well known artists.
In 1997 Mystic Warriors received the “Ringo” music award of the Washington Hispanics, for best international Folk and World Music Group. They have recorded music for various National Geographic documentaries as well as other universities documentaries on the Andes.
In 1998 they recorded “Beyond Reality” with a lot of success especially in radio airplay.