Native Andean instruments analyzed as part of Hispanic Heritage Month
To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, musician Oscar Rios Pohirieth will give a presentation and two workshops on native Andean instruments Sept. 19 at Minot State University. The workshops are in Hartnett 329W at noon and 2 p.m. The presentation is at 7 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.
"We are all very excited to have Mr. Pohirieth visit our campus to help commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs yearly from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Cultural events like these enrich our campus community and open the window of discovery to our students," said Paul Cristofaro, assistant Spanish professor.
With over 30 years of experience, Pohirieth specializes in the music of the Andes. He helps students to learn about unique instruments that they have often never seen or heard before.
Pohirieth will analyze the history, development and playing techniques of various Native Andean instruments such as the zampoņas (Andean pan pipes), the quena (a recorder-like flute) and the bombo (drum from African influence). Through this process, he intends to create curiosity, cooperation and collaboration for exploring new music and culture.
The events, sponsored by the MSU Spanish Club, are free and open to the public.
For questions, contact Cristofaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-4048.