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Andes Manta bring Andean music to Berks

Andes Manta will perform on Monday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.

The music of Andes Manta provides a rare opportunity for cultural understanding between the people of their homeland, South America, and the people of modern North America. Although Andean music has been played in South America for thousands of years, its beginnings have been lost in the mists of time. Just as the true origins of the native people of the Americas continue to elude us, the first players of this wonderful musical tradition remain an enigma.

For thousands of years the natives of the Ecuadorian Andes taught their traditional folk music, passed from father-to-son and brother-to-brother. Despite its mysterious roots, this vibrant and powerful music continues to be played from Colombia to Tierra del Fuego, and none play it better than the four brothers who make up Andes Manta.
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