Musical Showcase: Hathaways

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Event Date: 
December 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory, Urbana

The Spurlock Museum presents a concert by Hathaways on Wednesday, December 5 at 4:00 pm. The group will perform an hour of traditional Andean charango music, as well as some original pieces that allow the audience to hear how the performers have blended musical traditions.

Hathaways are known for their depth in songwriting, but also for the unique Andean folk influence on their music, which is evidenced most clearly by Kate's use of a petite ten-string South American instrument called the charango. The pair has repeatedly toured and played at festivals in Peru, always to a warm reception and great acclaim for the way they infuse American pop music with Peruvian soul. Siblings Kate and James Hathaway, who head up the indie-pop band, have studied Andean music since 2006 under the tutelage of Thomas Turino, ethnomusicologist and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois.

The concert is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This free event will be held in the Museum’s Ancient Mediterranean Gallery.

This event is part of a series of programming initiatives accompanying special exhibit "The Hidden Life of Things: Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts and the Stories They Tell," on loan from The Ohio State University through December 16.

Free Admission
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