Wide Wednesdays @ Chelmsford presents:
Wed. July 18, 2012
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Concert will be held at the Senior Center at 75 Groton Road, North
Nothing has the power of Andean
music to transport audiences to a place wrapped in spellbinding beauty,
and no group enchants listeners like Yarina. Artfully blending the ancient
rhythms of its culture with original compositions that incorporate elements
from various western musical styles, Yarina’s musicianship earned
the group the title “Best World Music Recording” at the 2005
Native American Music Awards and “Best Folk Music Recording”
at the 2005 Indian Summer Music Awards. Both were for its latest and fifth
Yarina, which means “remembrance”
in the native Kichwa language of the indigenous people of Ecuador, has
since its inception committed itself to maintaining musical excellence.
Its concerts are hauntingly sensual listening experiences, but also displays
of musical versatility, with more than 40 different instruments employed
by band members, from the native windpipe and flute to the violin and
a wide range of percussive instruments.
But this band of siblings is about much more than just the music. Yarina
is also dedicated to preserving and sharing the ancestral culture of the
indigenous people of the Andes. The musicians that make up Yarina share
the history and meaning of each song and instrument they perform. And
its dancers, traditionally dressed in multi-layered, brilliantly-colored
skirts and hand-embroidered blouses, blend traditional movements and original
choreography. This wholehearted dedication to cultural expression earned
the group the designation of “Ambassadors for Indigenous Ecuadorian
Performers” by their home country of Ecuador.
The group’s evocative music and lively performances captivate people
of all ages. And its exquisite and masterfully produced CDs continue to
bring the best of Andean music into the homes and hearts of their growing
base of supporters and fans worldwide.
Yarina is available for a wide range of events, from multicultural and
music festivals to school concerts and corporate gatherings.
Learn more about this band at their