First Proyecto Antiplano.
Proyecto Altiplano (means“Highlands Project”) is a collective of Latin American/Canadian musicians. Blending sounds of a combination of Latin American traditional, Roots music, traditional Andean, modern contemporary, rhythms of the Indigenous, African and Creole, with elements of Latin American Folk, popular music and Jazz.
I have never seen them live and I'm really excited.
They play songs from Chilean folk artist that I love, such as Violeta Parra, Victor Jara, Jose Seves,
Second to perform is Freddy Torrealba.
Freddy is a Chilean charango musician. The charango is a five paired stringed instrument, used in the South America and Central America. Originating in the highlands of Bolivia. It's one of the instrument I wish I took up when I was young. My sister and I were offered lessons by a neighbor who was a classic folk music teacher. I am really excited to see this man.
Third to perform is Grupo Chile.
Grupo Chile is a Canadian form dance troupe. Grupo Chile includes a range of music and dances representing the most important folkloric regions of Chile; the North with strong influence of Aymara culture; the South with traditions of Chiloe Island; and the mystery of the Polynesian Easter Island; as well the group performs dances of the Central Region of Chile, highlighted by Chile's national dance "La Cueca".
I"m excited for this Saturday night, and I know my sis and I will have a blast. It will be nice to see some of the Chilean community out and having a good time. Some neighbors we haven't seen since my mom's memorial over a year and a half ago.
So if your in Kitchener Saturday April 21, come out and enjoy a great Chilean culture fill night at the Chrysalids Theatre, 137 Ontario St. N.