Presented by the Ecuadorian American Cultural Center, the annual performance titled “Ayazamana: Traditional Music and Dances from Ecuador” will highlight the customs and traditions of the communities from the Coast, Andes, and Amazon regions. More than thirty artists will take the audience on an imaginary journey to this South American country through their vibrant dances and colorful costumes. The musical group Andes
Manta will accompany Ayazamana with their rendition of various traditional rhythms such as Fandango, Bomba, San Juanito, Danzante and Tonada.
Under the direction of Jose Rivera and in commemoration of the 10-year anniversary, the dance group has prepared an amazing repertoire that consists of new choreographies along with some of the audience’s longtime favorites. Ayazamana will debut a dance to “Vasija de Barro,” a song that encompasses nostalgic emotions of both indigenous and western cultures. The troupe will also bring back the Tucuman, a colorful dance that celebrates spring and is performed around a maypole.