INTAKE launches international project “Compadre Huashayo”

INTAKE launches international project “Compadre Huashayo”

Gabriela Lena Frank,
Latin Grammy 2009. 
INTAKE Organization, Inc., is proud to serve as the administrator of Compadre Huashayo, a project inspired by the philosophy of mestizaje whereby cultures can come together without the subjugation of one by the other.  Compadre Huashayo will innovate contemporary music through the commissioning of a major new multi-movement work from American composer Gabriela Lena Frank for La Orquesta de Instrumentos Andinos (OIA), a 38-member ensemble of native Andean instrumentalists based in Quito, Ecuador. 

OIA musicians (charango section)
in rehearsal, early January 2012. 
Through a series of workshops over the Summer and Fall that culminate in a public performance in Quito on November 20th, 2012, Compadre Huashayo will produce not only music designed to be performed by future musicians, but also a bilingual documentary (by Emmy-winning filmmaker Aric Hartvig) to be aired on PBS regarding the multicultural creative collaboration between Frank and the OIA. 

“Peregrinos”, documentary by Aric
Hartvig that focused on Frank’s
music and Latino communities
in diaspora from Indianapolis,
Indiana (Emmy Award). 

INTAKE believes that a partnership between Frank and OIA is a natural one.  Long an advocate for cross-cultural music reflecting modern American society, Frank is an internationally recognized classically trained composer who is yet immersed in South American traditional music.  “Mestiza woman, mestiza music” is how she describes herself and her life that reflects her world, our world.

Maestra Alejandra Urrutia, to conduct
premiere of “Compadre Huashayo”. 
Compadre Huashayo will also see the participation of award-winning Chilean conductor Alejandra Urrutia. 



For more information and take part in “Compadre Huashayo”, visit: http://www.usaprojects.org/project/compadre_huashayo
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