Performance of Andean Music: Andes Manta

Date: 10/15/2022
Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, the Norfolk Library welcomes the renowned South American musicians of Andes Manta to present a concert of traditional Andean music. This highly acclaimed group has brought their dynamic stage presentation to audiences from Carnegie Hall to the Discovery Channel. Widely recognized for the brilliance of their musicianship, the members of ANDES MANTA play over 35 different instruments ranging from the 6-foot long panpipe and Quena, or Andean flute, to goat toenail rattles and Spanish guitars.

Andes Manta brings to life the ancient culture of the Incas and their predecessors, a peoples focused on the natural world. Recreating the melodies of a civilization thousands of years old, these Ecuadorian musicians perform a variety of traditional rhythms, from the haunting melodies of the high Andes to the joyous dance rhythms of Indian village festivals. They weave the magic of their sound into a trip to the Amazon rain forest complete with chirping frogs and calling birds.

This vibrant and powerful music continues to be played from Colombia to Tierra del Fuego, and none play it better than the four Lopez brothers who make up ANDES MANTA. Fernando, Luis, Bolivar and Jorge bring this unique art form to North America in its purest and most authentic form. Natives of the Ecuadorian Andes, the brothers learned their traditional folk music as it has been learned for thousands of years – passed from father to son, and brother to brother.

Please register here for this free concert.


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