Museum Holds Latin American Arts Festival on March 19

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This Saturday, Tahuantinsuyo, a group of traditional Andean musicians, returns to the Museum for the Latin American Arts Festival to lead a pre-Columbian-style procession from the Hall of Mexico and Central America to the Hall of South American Peoples.

Following the procession, Tahuantinsuyo will perform music from the ancient Inca empire, whose territories included modern-day Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Colombia. The group, which plays traditional instruments and wears traditional costumes, uses their performances to share and preserve an important cultural heritage.

Saturday’s family-friendly festival will begin at noon and will feature additional performances highlighting a range of Latin American cultural traditions, from centuries-old dance of the Aztecs presented by Mexica dance group Alt-Tlachinolli to a spoken word set by acclaimed poets “La Bruja” Caridad de la Luz and “Taina.” The festival will also include storytelling, instrument-making workshops, and opportunities to meet the artists in the Museum’s cultural halls.

The Latin American Arts Festival is free with suggested admission.