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Andes Manta Workshop and Concert at Cocalico High School

Latin American Alliance was proud to host a workshop featuring the musical group Andes Manta and their dance group Ayazamana at Cocalico High School on November 3, 2021.


Members of LAA Cultural Development Committee with Cocalico Spanish teachers and administrators and Andes Manta and their dance group.Photograp
Members of LAA Cultural Development Committee with Cocalico Spanish teachers and administrators and Andes Manta and their dance group. Photo by Sollivan Photography

Cocalico students from Spanish and music classes had the opportunity to learn about Andean music in a hands-on workshop.


Students make Andean musical instruments during workshop.
Students make Andean musical instruments during workshop. Photo by Sollivan Photography

Students were instructed in how to make a paya, a specific type of pan flute fashioned from bamboo:



Image of an Andean pan flute
La paya. Photo by Sollivan Photography

Members of Andes Manta spoke about the origins of the instrument, how it is used in the their culture, and gave students a brief lesson in how to play the paya.


A member of Andes Manta teaches a Cocalico student how to make a pan flute. Photo by Sollivan Photography

The event concluded with a concert by Andes Manta and their dance group, Ayazamana.



Andes Manta in concert. Photo by Sollivan Photography.

Students enthusiastically applauded the performance and were engaged throughout the afternoon. Latin American Alliance was proud to bring this programming to Cocalico High School with the support of a generous grant from the Steinman Foundation.


Students enjoying the Andes Manta concert at Cocalico High School. Photo by Sollivan Pholography.

If you are looking for cultural programming for your school or educational program, please contact us at info@latinamera.org. If you would like to make a donation to support this educational outreach, you can contribute here.



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