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Patricio Zamorano in Concert

September 25, 2008 @ 11:00 pm - September 26, 2008 @ 1:00 am

Patricio Zamorano in Concert

The Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to join the Embassy of Chile and Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies to sponsor this concert by Patricio Zamorano, an award-winning performer and composer of Latin American folk music.

Concierto de Fiestas Patrias
Free Admission
RSVP: / 202-530-4118

Location of ICC Auditorium
This auditorium is one and a half blocks from the campus entrance at the corner of 37th and O Streets in Georgetown.

Special guests:

  • Roberto Brodsky, Chilean writer
  • Juan Maldonado, Guitarist
  • Mauricio Betanzo, Cellist
  • Philippe de Pontet, Percussionist
  • Kevin Williams, Sound Technician

About Patricio Zamorano

His mentors in Chile were Margot Loyola, winner of the National Art Award and the most respected folk specialist in that country, and Cuncumén, a music group with 50 years of history, where Victor Jara started out on his music path. Even though his roots are in the Chilean folk tradition, he has developed an urban style in his compositions with a message focused on the human being and his/her history, social issues, human rights, and also love and hope for a better world.

He plays some of the most traditional South American instruments: guitar, charango, tiple, cuatro, ukelele, quena, zampoña, and ravel.

He has revived all rhythms from the depths of his country and culture, and projected them on to the urban world and stages. He has also gathered old folk songs directly from musicians in the Chilean countryside; these songs are also part of his repertoire.

Patricio Zamorano has performed on many stages both in Chile and the United States, including TV and radio programs, theaters, schools, universities, clubs, cultural centers, libraries, and embassies; also political events to support human and civil rights. In Chile, as part of Cuncumén he performed at the most important national theater, the Teatro Municipal of Santiago, a venue normally reserved for classical repertoire, which opens its doors to folk music and artists on rare occasions.

Zamorano and the members of Cuncumén are winners of the 1996 award for best folklore album from the Association of Journalists Covering Entertainment (Premio APES) and he’s a member of the Sociedad del Derecho de Autor, SCD (Chilean performing rights organization).

More information can be found at the Chilean Embassy website.


September 25, 2008 @ 11:00 pm
September 26, 2008 @ 1:00 am
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