Take a musical journey to the Andes without leaving Houston.
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, Wayanay Inka will be performing on the plaza at the Rothko Chapel, located at 3900 Yupon St. The suggested donation to attend is $10.
Founded in Lima, Peru in 1984, Wayanay Inka has established an international reputation as an ambassador for Andean music. For more than 30 years, they have used song to express the customs, history and ways of life in Andean culture. Originating in the Andes region of South America, the music features chants, drums and variations of pan flutes.
"As a sacred space dedicated to cross-cultural understanding, Rothko Chapel is excited to invite Wayanay Inka for what will surely be a fun and beautiful performance," said Rothko Chapels public programs director Michelle Ashton. "We look forward to an evening of dance and celebration of culture."
The performance is the final installment of the Chapels Summer Sounds on the Plaza series, which has celebrated indigenous music of the Americas. Refreshments will be available at the concert, with Sweetcup selling gelato and free beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit rothkochapel.org or call 713-524-9839.