Saturday, October 13 at 8 p.m.
$40, 30, 25
7:15 p.m. - Pre-performance discussion with Dr. Michelle Farrell, Fairfield University associate professor of modern languages and literature
Inti-Illimani is celebrating its 45th anniversary of intoxicating audiences around the world. In their homeland of Chile and greater Latin America, they are a veritable institution, a cultural icon famous as much for their unique poetic and socio-political history as their music, a mellifluous synthesis of instruments and vocals. Blending more than 30 wind, string, and percussion instruments, Inti-Illimani's music quickly became Latin America's visceral link between pueblo and people, vivified in Nueva Canción, a socio-political artistic movement of the 1970s, seeking to resurrect and celebrate the traditional folk sounds of Latin culture while delivering messages of social change and revolution.
"An Inti-Illimani concert is a wild ride through Latin music, a whirlwind of Andean folk tunes, tangos from Argentina, Brazilian sambas, and throbbing, sobbing love songs from Mexico..." - The Washington Post
WPKN is the exclusive radio sponsor for the Inti-Illimani performance:
Venü Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor for the 2012-13 Sweet Sounds series.
This tour of Inti-Illimani is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
Support for this performance provided, in part, by The Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences.