Kusi Taki: Folk Music of the Andes

Kusi Taki: Folk Music of the Andes

Virtual RC Opera House
February 13, 2021

 Virtually experience the Andean cultures of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Chile through an acoustic journey and storytelling!

The Red Cloud Opera House is proud to present award-winning Lincoln-based Andean musical group Kusi Taki (Quechua for “enchanting music”) as they 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. This virtual program will feature a live conversation with the band about their music and their unique and specialized instruments, followed by a recorded performance. 

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

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 Jarna Band in order to create a unique ensemble that creates a fusion of Native instruments, Flamenco Guitars and South American Rhythms.