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Kusi Taki: Folk Music of the Andes

Kusi Taki: Folk Music of the Andes

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us virtually to experience the Andean cultures of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Chile through an acoustic journey and storytelling!

The award-winning Lincoln-based Andean musical group Kusi Taki (Quechua for “enchanting music”) will play traditional South American instruments including the Quena (flute), Zamponas (panpipes), Charango (10-stringed small guitar) and Bombo (goatskin drum) and sing to bring alive the cultures and history of the indigenous people of the Andes.

Kusi Taki was founded in the early 1990s by Oscar Rios Pohirieth and friends who wanted to find a way to share their love of Andean music with audiences in Nebraska. The music originated in the Andes Mountains in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. Their outreach continues today, using the music as a teaching tool in schools and cities around the region. Kusi Taki has joined in collaboration with Daniel Martinez and Jarana Band in order to create a unique ensemble that creates a fusion of Native instruments, Flamenco Guitars and South American Rhythms.

Ticket purchasers will receive access instructions the day prior to the performance. Tickets must be purchased by 12:00 p.m., February 12!

Programming at the National Willa Cather's Red Cloud Opera House is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.