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GEMAS:Early Music of the Americas presents Rocío de Frutos & Mauel Vilas in "From Latin to Quechua: Songs with Harp"

Soprano, Rocío de Frutos, is joined by harpist Manuel Vilas through a musical journey of ancient Peru. They explore the origin of Catholic hymns in Cuzco and other Quechua-speaking areas, beginning in the 16th century with Latin songs introduced by the Spanish, and culminating in the 19th century, with the explosion of the Catholic devotional songs in Quechua.

GEMAS is a collaboration of Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) and Americas Society (AS). The concert series' mission is to present the finest early music repertoire and artists of the Americas and is co-directed by soprano Nell Snaidas and Americas Society Music Director Sebastián Zubieta.