Press Release

Celebrate South American Culture

July 19, 2016

HOUSTON – July 19, 2016 – Take a musical journey to the Andes without leaving Houston.    

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, Wayanay Inka will be performing on the plaza at the Rothko Chapel, located at 3900 Yupon St. The suggested donation to attend is $10.

Founded in Lima, Peru in 1984, Wayanay Inka has established an international reputation as an ambassador for Andean music. For more than 30 years, they have used song to express the customs, history and ways of life in Andean culture.

Originating in the Andes region of South America, the music features chants, drums and variations of pan flutes.  

“As a sacred space dedicated to cross-cultural understanding, Rothko Chapel is excited to invite Wayanay Inka for what will surely be a fun and beautiful performance,” said Rothko Chapel’s public programs director Michelle Ashton. “We look forward to an evening of dance and celebration of culture.”

The performance is the final installment of the Chapel’s Summer Sounds on the Plaza series, which has celebrated indigenous music of the Americas.

Refreshments will be available at the concert, with Sweetcup selling gelato and free beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit or call 713-524-9839.


About the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights. As an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Chapel depends on contributions from foundations and individuals to support its mission of creating a space for contemplation and dialogue on important issues.

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