Music from Peru in Dayton this summer | Carson City Nevada News


Event date:

June 13, 2022 (All day)

This summer there will be two concerts for all ages in Dayton with Carlos Ocampo and Julie Lozada Ocampo of Kantu Inka.

The duo brings Peruvian culture to life with music and an introduction to traditional Andean instruments such as zampoñas, quenas, charangos, bombos and chacchas. Both concerts are free and open to everyone.

Concert dates and locations:

First concert: Monday, June 13 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Roots at 209 Dayton Valley Road

Second concert: Tuesday, June 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dayton Branch Library, 321 Old Dayton Valley Road.

There will also be free Zampoña flute lessons for seniors this summer.

At each of the concerts, Nevada Arts Council teaching artists Carlos Ocampo and Julie Lozada Ocampo of Kantu Inka will describe the opportunity for adults 55 and older to sign up for free classes to learn to play the Andean flute, or zampona.

Series participants will receive their own zampoña musical instruments to keep, and will explore Andean music and learn the art of playing the zampoña in an in-person series of lessons Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Dayton branch library from July to mid-August this summer.

The series of lessons will end with a concert where the participants will play their instruments for the family and friends they invite.

For more information or to register for zampona classes, contact Quest of the Healthy Communities Coalition at

This activity is made possible by a grant from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with EA Michelson Philanthropy, and supported in part by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties and the Dayton Branch Library.


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