Family Chayag brings World Music to libraries
LIBRARIES ROCK! summer reading programs feature Family Chayag at the Lincoln County libraries this week. Their songs and rhythms from around the world will be at the libraries July 25 & 26. All children and families are invited to attend one of these free programs.
Wednesday, July 25, Family Chayag will be at Waldport Public Library (10 a.m.), Newport Public Library (1 p.m.), and Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City (6:30 p.m.). On Thursday, July 26, they will be at Toledo Public Library (10:30 a.m.) and Siletz Public Library (1:00 p.m.).
From Otter Rock/Salem, Alex Llumiquinga Perez is a traditional Andean musician and instrument maker. He was a child when he first started playing music in his native Quito, Ecuador. His father presented him his first charango (10-stringed lute) when he was 12. Since then, music and instruments have been his passion. This week his family joins him in singing and traditional dancing in native costume in a colorful and cultural show. Alex also developed techniques for carving a variety of Andean flutes, including the pan and river cane flutes which he plays during his performances.
This summer’s programs are sponsored in part by Ready to Read grant funds from the Oregon State Library and support from the Lincoln County Library District as well as lodging from the Sylvia Beach Hotel, La Quinta Inn and Suites and D’Sands Motel. For more information about Habiba’s show or other summer reading presentations, please contact your local library.