Andes Manta, Renowned South American Musicians, Set to Bring Captivating Concert of Andean Music to the High Point Theatre
High Point, NC – Triad audience members will be treated to a dynamic and highly entertaining program of Andes Mountain folk music when the internationally acclaimed troupe, Andes Manta, appears at the High Point Theatre for a single live performance Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2:00 PM. The event is being held as part of the High Point Community Concert Series, an affiliate of the High Point Arts Council.
Artists to share magic of live performance during Triad appearance, Sun., Sept. 22
Playing more than 35 traditional instruments, Andes Manta brings to life the ancient culture of the Incas and their predecessors, a people focused on the natural world. Recreating the haunting melodies of a civilization thousands of years old, these Ecuadorian musicians perform a variety of traditional rhythms, from the haunting melodies of the high Andes to the joyous dance rhythms of Indian village festivals. They weave the magic of their sound into a trip to the Amazon rain forest complete with chirping frogs and calling birds. From the lyrical sounds of the quena, or Andean flute, to the haunting tones of six-foot long panpipes, the music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.
Vibrant and powerful, Andean music continues to be played from Colombia to Tierra del Fuego, and none play it better than the four Lopez brothers who make up Andes Manta. Fernando, Luis, Bolivar and Jorge bring this unique art form to North America in its purest and most authentic form. Natives of the Ecuadorian Andes, the brothers learned their traditional folk music as it has been learned for thousands of years – passed from father to son, and brother to brother.
Andes Manta has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Cathedral and hundreds of performing art centers, universities, schools and festival.
“Hailed for their unique artistry, Andes Manta will take your breath away with the traditional folk music of the Pueblo,” says High Point Theatre Director David Briggs. “Come experience thousands of years of Andean history and culture…and join the people who will be talking about this performance for a long time to come.” Tickets are $20 Adults / $10 Students, available at the box office by calling (336) 887-3001 and online at www.highpointtheatre.com.
About High Point Theatre
Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the High Point Theatre is conveniently located within the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Hamilton Street in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 965-seat auditorium with continental style seating, three exhibition galleries for meetings, displays, and receptions, and free parking.