Kantu Inka performs at the Carson City Farmers Market.
Since 2003, Kantu Inka has been teaching Peruvian culture, history and geography with Andean instruments to over 30,000 students of all ages in Nevada and California. Carlos Ocampo and Julie Lozada Ocampo unite their musical and teaching experience performing as Kantu Inka (formerly Dúo Kantu). A professional Andean musician and composer, Carlos is proficient on zampoña, quena, bombo, charango, and guitar. Julie is a national board certified Spanish teacher who plays zampoña and percussion for Kantu Inka.
Julie and Carlos have designed presentations in English or Spanish that meet numerous national world language and social studies academic content standards. During the presentations, students are encouraged to play the instruments, to dance to Peruvian rhythms, and to interact with the musicians who present while wearing colorful clothing of the Andes.
Kantu Inka also performs concerts in restaurants and cafés and designs Andean instrument workshops. See their website at http://kantuinka.com.