From time immemorial, music has fed us, creating a close coexistence, with our evolution. An addictive cocktail of sound and silence, which floods us with sensations and emotions, focusing on our memory.
At Yahgan, we've combined them to bring a concept to life; an author's proposal forged in a harmonious design of straight lines and noble materials, which assembled by hand, create a unique piece.
We are the consequence of a desire that has followed us for years. We are that curious sensation that invades us when we listen to what awakens our senses and attracts us.
A concept, a pause in silence.
We are Yahgan Audio Lab, the concept of silence.
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We have crossed the borders of time, to recall the original people who inhabited the harshest territories in the extreme south of America and who to this day, struggle to preserve their culture and identity. We revive those who seemed extinct and recognize their courage and strength to overcome the obstacles that the advance of civilization imposed on them.
YAHGAN connects us with the past and encourages us to rescue those audio techniques that seemed forgotten, take their essence and give them life again, so that their sound can be heard today, with the same fidelity as 50 years ago.
Our Image, inspired by the painted face of a Yahgan man, identifies us with a new look at the world of audio, which combines design and engineering, under an enveloping and attractive concept.
Founded in 2016 Yahgan Audio Lab. Is the Chilean brand of High Fidelity Audio.
With their body covered only with sea lion fat and some skins, they plowed through the canals of the extreme south of the world, on their canoes built with coigüe bark and
lenga, more than 3,000 years ago.
Tomas Bridges baptized them in 1871 as Yahgan, which means "Human Being, the one who lives, the one who is part of humanity."
The Yagans educated their children with rigor, dominated their environment, explained the origin of the universe, arranged their social life in a unique way, and proved capable of
learn Spanish and English while the new colonizers and even the missionaries could never learn to speak Yagan fluently.
Currently his descendants, no more than 50 people, live in Puerto Williams. Here lives Cristina Calderon, the last Yahgan woman to speak her native language. Together with his granddaughter Cristina Zárraga, he works to rescue and preserve their language and history.
Much of the existing documentation of the Yahgan people was compiled by the Austrian priest and ethnologist Martin Gusinde, towards the beginning of the 20th century. His work can be seen at the Martín Gusinde Anthropological Museum in Puerto Williams.
As of 2005 the Cape Horn region is a Biosphere Reserve.