Sachs Museum Performance Series: “Harmonies of the Andes” by Intillajata Andean Ensemble

September 21, 2024
11:00 am - 11:45 am
September 21, 2024
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum
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Explore the authentic sounds of the Andean region with group Intillajta (land of the sun in Quechua language) presenting 'Harmonies of the Andes' on September 21st, featuring a lineup of traditional instruments that include the Charango, Sikus (Andean panpipes), Quena (Andean flute), and Andean drums. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing melodies of Quechua and Aymara origin, expertly performed on these indigenous instruments.

Experience the cultural richness of Andean music with songs such as 'El Cóndor Pasa' by Daniel Alomía Robles, 'Mama India' by Grupo Coca, and a selection of various Autochthonous Sikuris and Huaynos.

Dive into the vibrant rhythms of the traditional Cueca and other captivating tunes that pay homage to the agricultural heritage of the Andes. Join us for an evening of musical discovery, where each note carries the soulful essence of Andean culture. Intillajata members: Miguel Ticona - Charango, guitar and vocals; Rebeca Alvarado - Guitar and charango; Nestor Lugones - Bombo leguero and guitar; Pepe González - Andean percussion, cajon and vocals; Eduardo Aguirre-Mazzi - Quenas y sikus; and Aymara Duran-Calla - Display traditional clothes and dance.

Performances take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Performance duration: 30-45 minutes. Seating is first come, first served. 

Included with Garden admission.