Music of the Andes with Inkarayku
A Rotating Educational Concert Series in Public Libraries in the City of New York
Inkarayku partners with public library systems in the City of New York to produce educational family oriented concerts and programs for all ages. After school and weekend events feature live performances, instrument demonstration, storytelling and dance instruction. Through programs like these, Inkarayku seeks to support New York’s latino communities and provide cultural enrichment for families from all backgrounds. Music of the Andes with Inkarayku has been featured by the Queens Library system, the Brooklyn Public Library System, and will be heading to the Bronx this year!
Raymi Andino Series at Terraza 7
A Tri-Monthly Benefit for the NY Quechua Initiative
Inkarayku partners with the NY Quechua Initiative and Terraza 7 to produce a tri-monthly benefit concert and dance party to support this budding cultural project. Raymi, the Quechua word for festivity, is quite a fitting title for this Andean themed affair that features traditional cooking, Quechua song and language workshops, and live Andean traditional music by Inkarayku. Each Raymi Andino is dedicated to a seasonal theme and tickets are $15 a head. Check our calendar for upcoming parties.
*Inkarayku regularly partners with the NY Quechua Initiative for additional shows and workshops as we work to create a family of Andean music throughout NYC.
A Short Documentary Film
Inkarayku was featured in, and collaborated on the soundtrack for, this short documentary film by Christine Mladic Janney that explores one woman’s mission to keep her language alive in New York City.
“Although her first language is Quechua, Elva Ambía prioritized speaking Spanish and English after leaving Peru for the US. Now in her seventies, Elva decides to help cultivate a Quechua-speaking community in New York City. Living Quechua follows Elva through the challenges and successes of trying to keep Quechua alive.”