Crossing the Andes (EMV-Passports Series)

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Crossing the Andes (EMV-Passports Series)

Artists: Ensemble Constantinople; Federico Tarrazona, charango; Jonatan Alvarado, voice and guitar

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Christ Church Cathedral Victoria 911 Quadra Street Quadra & Rockland Victoria, BC V8V 3G8 Canada

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  • 2 hours
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This concert explores the juxtaposition of indigenous South American musical traditions with the ‘new’ repertoire introduced by the European colonizers in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. The two main sources used to explore this repertoire are The Trujillo Codex from Peru and the Codice Luz y Norte published in Madrid but written in Mexico. The charango and pan flutes featured in this concert are played by virtuoso Federico Tarazone from Peru. The charango is a small guitar with five double strings that looks like a Spanish bandurria and is one of the most popular Andean musical instruments. Its resonator, which is rounded, is made from the shell of an armadillo. It has many names and is also known as tatú, atatou, quirquincho, querú, cabasu, piche, mulita, toche, mataca. The Argentinian singer Jonatan Alvarado, specialist of South American repertoire whose passion is to revive the tradition of self-accompanied singing, will join the ensemble to recreate this colourful journey.