provide a unique opportunity for educators to enhance cultural curriculums
and to share the message that Latin American music and culture are a
vital and thriving part of our communities. The group’s stylized
sound transports you from the high mountains regions to the sounds of
the rain forest in Latin America. Audiences are not only exposed
to the music, but to the sociological contexts in which this music takes
place. Cuicani’s music reveals the richness of regional
Latin American cultures.
Overview of Latin American
This workshop is a lively,
interactive performance in which you can hear how pre-Columbian, European
and African musical influences have blended together in different Latin
American countries to become what each region can now claim as its own
musical style. The presentations include information about socio-cultural
context of songs as well as the display of unusual string, wind, and
percussion instruments from Latin America.
Musical Instruments and
Musical Styles of the Andes
The Andean region of South
America hosts rich musical traditions. We explain in depth Pre-Columbian
flutes, strings, and percussion instruments, including the quena,
quenacho, tarkas, sikus, charango, bombo and chajchajs.
We play traditional styles from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and northern
Argentina that incorporate those musical instruments.
What they have said about
- They talk directly with
the students not only through their voices but the music!
- Very amusing and interesting-capture
- Wonderful music, interesting
storytelling and educational.
- I liked the stories, the
crowd involvement, the moments of humor, but mostly the music!