Seattle-area trio Sin Fronteras will present music of the nueva canción (“new song”) rural folk tradition from Latin America in an intimate concert at Confluence Gallery in Twisp on Saturday (June 18). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and can also be purchased in advance at the gallery. For more information, call 997-2787.
Sin Fronteras (“without borders”) are highly skilled performers of the folk tradition and emigrated to the United States from Chile, Colombia and Mexico. They describe the music as having “vibrant rhythms, soulful melodies, and breathtaking harmonies — songs of life, humanity, and love.”
The song lyrics are some of the most beautiful poetry in the Spanish language, according to information provided by the gallery. The roots of nueva canción are based in the rural folk music of Chile, and spread from there to Argentina, Spain and other Latin countries. The music made extensive use of traditional musical forms and instruments, such as the quena, zampoña, charango and cajón, and feature the guitar (from Chilean cueca).
Sin Fronteras continues this tradition, adding the cuatro, Argentinean bombo (bass drum), and Venezuelan harp.
The concert is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, 4Culture, and Northwest Heritage Resources. Confluence Gallery World Music Series is sponsored locally by KTRT 97.5 and Blue Star Coffee Roasters.