Jun 15, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St Newport, OR 97365



Newport, Oregon -The Newport Public Library is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated kick-off of the 2024 Newport Public Library Summer Music Series on Saturday, June 15, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. The event will take place behind the Newport Public Library, nestled in the picturesque Literacy Park located at 35 NW Nye Street.

The inaugural performance will feature the captivating rhythms of “Chayag en Familia” or “Chayag Family”, led by the talented Alex Llumiquinga. With decades of dedication to preserving traditional Andean music, Chayag Family promises to deliver an immersive musical experience that will enchant audience members of all ages. Their performance aims to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Latin America while emphasizing the importance of passing down these cherished traditions to future generations.
Attendees can expect to embark on a cultural journey down the Andes, as Chayag en Familia showcases the diverse sounds, sights, and flavors of multiple countries. Through the use of traditional instruments such as the charango, zampoña, bombo, and cajón, the ensemble invites the audience to participate in an interactive experience, involving clapping, singing, and dancing. This dynamic performance promises to illuminate the indigenous, African, and European influences that shape the folk music of Latin America.
Families are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and their enthusiasm for an afternoon filled with music, community, and enjoyment. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will seamlessly relocate indoors to the cozy Reading Room of the Newport Public Library, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees.

The 2024 Newport Public Library Summer Music Series offers free admission and is open to the public. Throughout the summer, various dates and times will feature performances that showcase diverse musical talents and genres. This cherished community event is made possible through the generous support of the Newport Public Library Foundation and the City of Newport.

For additional information about the 2024 Newport Public Library Summer Music Series and upcoming performances, please visit or contact the Newport Public Library at 541-265-2153.

Newport Public Library

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