Students Play Zampoña Flutes with Kantu Inka Saturday May 28

Silver City, Nevada – This spring a group of Silver City adults have been learning to play a traditional Andean instrument, the zampoña flute, with Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artists Carlos Ocampo and Julie Lozada Ocampo of Kantu Inka.

They will demonstrate what they’ve learned on their Andean pan flutes, joining Julie and Carlos on the Silver Pavilion stage in the Silver City town park Saturday, May 28 at 6pm. The public is invited to attend and cheer them on!

Bring a lawn chair, and a picnic dinner if wanted, to the Silver City town park at 385 High Street, Silver City, Nevada 89428.

About Kantu Inka: Kantu Inka has taught Peruvian culture, history and geography with Andean instruments to over 30,000 students of all ages in Nevada and California since 2003. Carlos Ocampo and Julie Lozada Ocampo unite their musical and teaching experience performing as Kantu Inka. An Andean musician and composer, Carlos is proficient on zampoña, quena, bombo, charango, and guitar. Julie is a national board certified Spanish teacher who plays zampoña and percussion with Kantu Inka.

Made possible by: This lifetime learning series of zampoña workshops for adults 55+ has been made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with E.A. Michelson Philanthropy, and supported in part by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties.

Contact: Email at Healthy Communities Coalition for information about additional free creative aging workshops for older adults that will take place in Dayton and Silver City this summer. This Lifetime Arts approach places participatory arts at the core of senior programming.

Where is Silver City? Silver City is located within a historic landmark on the Comstock 3 miles south of Virginia City, 7 miles from Dayton, and 11 miles from Carson City.

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