Music of Peru in Dayton This Summer

Dayton, Nevada – This summer there will be TWO concerts for all ages in Dayton with Carlos Ocampo and Julie Lozada Ocampo of Kantu Inka! They bring Peruvian culture alive with music and an introduction to traditional instruments of the Andes such as zampoñas, quenas, charangos, bombos, chacchas, and cajón. Both concerts are free and open to all.

Concert dates and locations:

Concert One: Monday, June 13 from 3pm-4:30pm at Community Roots at 209 Dayton Valley Road

Concert Two: Tuesday, June 28 from 3:30pm-5pm at the Dayton Branch Library, 321 Old Dayton Valley Road.

And…Free Zampoña Flute Lessons for Older Adults This Summer

At each of the concerts, Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artists Carlos Ocampo and Julie Lozada Ocampo of Kantu Inka will describe the opportunity for adults ages 55+ to register for free classes to learn to play the Andean flute, or zampoña.

Participants in the series will receive their own zampoña musical instruments to keep, and will explore Andean music and learn the art of playing the zampoña in an in-person series of Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:30pm-5pm at the Dayton Branch Library July through mid-August this summer.

The series of lessons will conclude with a concert where participants will play their instruments for family and friends they invite.

For more information or to register for the zampona lessons, contact Quest at Healthy Communities Coalition at

This activity is 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 and Dayton Branch Library.

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