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Huntington Arts Council presents “Journey through the Andes” Inkarayku
May 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pmFree
As part of the 17th Annual Huntington Tulip Festival, Inkarayku performs at 1-1:45PM! Sponsored by Astoria Bank.
‘Journey through the Andes’ takes children on a musical journey through the Andes Mountains, starting in northern Ecuador and ending in Bolivia. The concert features a storytelling narrative, singing along games and group dancing. Inkarayku members use large floor maps, theatrical costumes and props to transport youngsters to another time and place; giving them a one of kind educational experience. This program is appropriate for children ages 2-10, and is an excellent addition to any elementary school curriculum, after-school or arts-enrichment program.
INKARAYKU is a Quechua word that means “because of the Incas.” Led by founder Andres Jimenez, the group seeks to link the past, present and future of Andean arts, through the performance of indigenous music forms that have evolved into the contemporary mestizo music heard today. Inkarayku’s sound blends the organic power of Quechua folk songs with the energy and edge unique to our City that never sleeps. The band’s diverse line-up brings together a river of musical and artistic experience resulting in Andean folk music that transcends cultural boundaries and seamlessly shares the stage with other folk traditions of the Americas.
Founded in 2010, INKARAYKU developed out of Jimenez’s former group INKA KUSI SONQO. The ensemble has grown to include a full line up of Andean flutes, strings, percussion and vocals. INKARAYKU has performed at such notable venues as New York University, Cornell University, Brooklyn Public Library System, Queens Library System, Hoboken Public Library, Pachamama Peruvian Arts, Festival Andino, Leftfield Bar and Grill, Lucky Jacks NYC, the Nyack Village Theatre, Terraza 7, Summer Under the 7, and many more.