Inkas Wasi Residency Photographs

 

  

 

Inkas Wasi

We were excited to bring the sounds and sights of the Andes to the White Mountains during a five-day residency with the musicians and dancers of Inkas Wasi!  In addition to public family concerts in Intervale and Bethlehem, we offered a traditional dance workshop and a teachers' workshop that included the opportunity to play a unique Peruvian pan flute. We hope you didn't miss the high-energy dancing and beautiful music of the Inca people, performed by a troupe of great South American artists! Download the flyer for all here.



Upcoming Performances & Events

Teacher/Community Workshop - Traditional Music of the Andes

Plymouth Elementary School, Plymouth
Tuesday, March 25

After a time for networking, refreshments, and a discussion of cultural programs in our schools, Sergio Espinoza of Inkas Wasi showed how the unique Peruvian pan flute is made, and will teach several tunes on the flutes he's bringing. He also talked about and demonstrated the traditional string and percussion instruments as well as other wind instruments  (and showed how he uses a chromatic tuner -- combining tradition and technology). Workshop was intended for educators (professional development credit will be offered) but members of the public were welcome. 


Dance Workshop - Traditional Dance of the Incas

Neskaya Movement Arts Center, Franconia
Wednesday, March 26

The workshop explored the traditional dance of the Inca people, using movement performed every year by both children and adults during the annual June Sun festival.


Free Student Workshop for High-School Students -
Traditional Music of the Andes

Great Hall, White Mountain School, Bethlehem
Friday, March 28

Free workshop for high school students! Sergio Espinoza of Inkas Wasi showed how the unique Peruvian pan flute is made, and taught several tunes on the flutes he brought. He also talked about and demonstrated the traditional string and percussion instruments as well as other wind instruments (and he showed how he uses a chromatic tuner -- combining tradition and technology).


Inkas Wasi in Concert

Theater in the Wood, Intervale
Thursday, March 27

Great Hall, White Mountain School, Bethlehem
Friday, March 28

Attendees experienced the high-energy music, rhythms and dance of the Andes in concert!


About Inkas Wasi

Our Music in the Schools Month celebration includes a regional residency with Inkas Wasi, as four musicians and two dancers (originally from Peru, Bolivia and Curacao) bring a taste of Andean culture from their homelands to northern New Hampshire. The group performs in Inca costumes and uses a variety of traditional instruments, melodies and rhythms. 

Sergio Espinoza, founder of Inkas Wasi, had his passion for the traditional music of the Andean people passed down from his parents. A classically trained violinist, Sergio plays the mandolin, the charango, and many styles of Peruvian flutes, including sikus and quenas. Sergio toured internationally with Pachafor for 14 years, and is a longtime educator. Afer coming to the United States in 1991, he toured and presented workshops with a variety of groups and formed Inkas Wasi in 2003, bringing together musicians from several countries to perform the music of the indigenous people of the Andes mountains.



Thank You

This program is part of a North Country residency presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the NEA Regional Touring Program. The Friday-evening program is presented ias part of the White Mountain School's cultural events series, and the school programs are offered in partnership with the New Hampshire Music Festival, with funding support from the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative. Our thanks to all our funders and partners!  If you’d like to attend one of the programs that has a fee associated with it but can’t manage the ticket or registration price, please come anyway.

If you have access questions or concerns, please let us know ASAP so that we can provide accommodations.

 

Arts Alliance of Northern NH

State Council on the Arts

NE Foundation on the Arts

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