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Live From Carnegie Hall, New York – The Sounds of South America

Tonight the sultry sounds of South American folk music will go on display at Carnegie Hall, New York

L'Arpeggiata will showcase traditional South American folk music at the legendary Carnegie Hall | Photo by Vincent Desjardins

Tonight the sultry sounds of South American folk music will go on display at Carnegie Hall, New York as the accomplished period instrument group L’Arpeggiata plays material off of their latest album, Los Pájaros Perdidos (The Lost Birds).

As NPR reports, this record finds the group turning their attention to the traditional folk music of Venezuela, Argentina, and Paraguay. Through the project, L’Arpeggiata showcases the rich musical heritage of these countries, and attempts to show how many instruments commonly used in South American folk music (such as the cuatro or churango) directly evolved from the stringed instruments of Spain and Portugal.

The show will feature a variety of renowned guest performers, such as vocalists Lucilla Galeazzi and Raquel Andueza. For more details and some samples of the music, check out Carnegie Hall’s website.