The 2022 Newport Public Library Summer Music Series kicks off today (Wednesday) with a performance by Chayag en Familia, or the Chayag Family. Music is from noon to 1 p.m. in Literacy Park, which is located behind the Newport Public Library at 35 NW Nye St.
Chayag en Familia continues decades of work by Alex Llumiquinga in presenting an engaging take on traditional Andean rhythms to delight audiences young and old. The emphasis in their current work is to show the importance of passing on these traditions to the next generation. Get ready to ride the wind over the Andes to take in the sights, sounds and flavors of many lands. Chayag en Familia alternates the playing of traditional instruments (charango, zampoña, bombo and cajón). Along the way, the audience will be invited to clap, sing and dance while contemplating the indigenous, African and European roots of Latin American folk music.