their acclaimed stage performance, interweaving the music
and folklore of the Andes. This formal concert structure
may be presented in either two 40 minute halves or a
single one-hour and fifteen minute show. These formats
have been presented on major stages throughout the U.S.
The Concert of Andean Music has also been adapted for
all school audiences from pre-K through High
School and University students.
Manta has developed a series of Arts in Education programs,
performing literally hundreds of school concerts each year,
and giving countless lecture demonstrations, master musician
classes and Panpipe making workshops for children and students
of all ages.
MANTA conducts an informal program designed to expose
smaller groups of students (in the classroom) to
the musicians and to the instruments. Students interact
ANDES MANTA as the musicians explain and demonstrate
each instrument, discuss life in their home country
of Ecuador and offer an opportunity to practice speaking
Spanish with native speakers. This program involves
a demonstration with audience participation, lecture
and question-and-answer period.
Approximately 45 minutes to one hour.
as a hands-on learning experience for children
and adults alike, the panpipe workshop is a start
to finish lesson
in creating one's own instrument. Each participant
is provided with a kit (requires a materials
fee) containing pre-tuned
South American bamboo pipes, cording and
bamboo struts. The
musicians teach the participants how to
assemble the panpipes, called pallas, and finish the workshop
participants how to play a simple traditional
excellent choice for students of all ages, and
as an extra
festivals and arts council events. Approximately
one hour long.