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Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series Presents “Andes Manta”

Frostburg State University's Cultural Events Mainstage Series presents the Ecuadorian group Andes Manta on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Pealer Recital Hall in the FSU Performing Arts Center.

The four brothers from Ecuador who make up Andes Manta play more than 35 traditional instruments, including wind, strings and percussion, and are well known for their virtuosity. Although Andean music has been played in South America for thousands of years, its beginnings have been lost in the mist of time. Its first players remain an enigma, but the music continues to be played and passed down from generation to generation. In the Andes region of South America, songs and festivals mark life events such as the blessing of a new house, the birth of a child or the cycles of planting and harvesting. Energetic music and dance animate Andean religious festivals, blending pre-Colombian and Catholic rituals. Whether they sing in Spanish or Quechua, the first language of many Andean peoples, Andes Manta's moving performances have played to standing ovations on stage, screen and other venues.

To purchase tickets, or to find out more information, call the FSU Cultural Event Box Office at 301-687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at

This engagement of Andes Manta is a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Tour, funded by the Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program. Andes Manta is presented in partnership with FSU Center for International Education and is sponsored by Best Western—Braddock.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589