Cindy Harding ("La Lina")
requinto, vocals, percussion
Cindy was born in Palo Alto, California, and has traveled,
studied and performed throughout Central and South America.
Libby's older sister, she also was introduced to Latin American
music and dance by their parents. Cindy is the only known
woman requinto player. She was a founding member of the group
Sabiá in 1976, with whom she toured the United States,
Central America and Canada. Cindy also performs and records
with Andean-jazz group Huayucaltía and Peruvian guitarist
Ciro Hurtado. The multi-instrumentalist (requinto, cuatro,
quena, zampoñas and flute) is a graduate of The Oakwood
School and Brown University, and holds a master's degree in
public health from UCLA.