President's Lecture Series to feature Andes Manta

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The widely acclaimed musicians of Andes Manta will present a lecture and demonstration as part of the President's Lecture Series at Rowan University on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 3:15 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

The widely acclaimed musicians of Andes Manta will present a lecture and demonstration as part of the President's Lecture Series at Rowan University on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 3:15 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

The event is free and open to the public.

Playing more than 35 traditional instruments, musicians in Andes Manta use their talents to bring the Andean culture of South America to North America.

The group, which includes the four Lopez brothers, natives of the Ecuadorian Andes, will present a lecture and demonstration as they discuss their work to preserve traditional South American folk music, which dates back more than 500 years.

Many indigenous South Americans believe Andean music preserves the heart and soul of ancestors. The music played by the Lopez brothers celebrates daily life.

Well-known for their virtuosity, members of Andes Manta have performed in 47 states across the nation, including venues such as Carnegie Hall, the National Cathedral, Lincoln Center and the Smithsonian Institution. Their work also has been featured on the Discovery Channel.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Departments of Foreign Languages & Literatures and Geography & Anthropology, the Spanish Club, the International Center, and the Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program.

For information, contact Marilyn Manley, manley@rowan.edu or (856) 256-4500, extension 3466.

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