- Che Apalache
Join us for a bilingual concert event where audiences experience the stylistic sounds of what Buenos Aires-based quartet Che Apalache (CHAY-op-uh-LAH-chay) has dubbed Latingrass – a unique combination of Latin and bluegrass musical traditions. Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives.
The combination of styles has given a fresh voice to an America looking for common ground and bridges over some deep cultural divides. In Argentina, “Che” is a commonly used expression meaning friend or pal, it’s how you get someone’s attention: “Hey, Che!” And "Apalache" refers to Appalachia - a region of the U.S. that stretches from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, southwesterly to the Great Smoky Mountains and is a bedrock of bluegrass music.
Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album, "Latingrass," is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange and portrait of a new America.
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.
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