As a community of artists, we dream of making our world a more interesting place to live in. We believe that the arts, in all its expressions, will always bring us closer together, connecting us and allowing us to get to know and love one another just a little better. As artists deeply rooted in our traditions, we know from where we are from, not quite sure of where we are going… but always creating in the process.
NEW UPCOMING & PAST EVENTS Art & Culture are natural resources in our communities…and effective components that inspire, unity, wonder & change.
Abya Yala now offers fully interactive Andean-Arts Workshops, for schools, non-profits and businesses throughout the tri-state area. Our Workshops are certain to educate and entertain, be linked to higher productivity and of course, lot’s of FUN.
Ayni – Working together
Ayni (Quechua) is a form of mutual help practiced in indigenous communities in the Andes. The definition of Ayni is embodied in our mission because we, as an organization, have been working together as a creative community to make a better future together.
As members of a community, we have been working with other organizations to establish connections to further promote, maintain and defend our traditions and culture. We also have been learning about each other’s cultures and beliefs, understanding that differences add to our learning. We love the arts that involve the community!More About Us
¡Todavia Somos! “We Still Are” Kachkaniraqmi !
In 2014 & 2015 we presented Todavía Somos, a collective theater performance piece based on Jose Maria Arguedas’s poem “A Nuestro Padre Creador Tupac Amaru”. Presented at the Alchemical theater-New York City, Queens Museum of Art and in Washington DC at the Smithsonian institute Folklife Festival Pachamama Perú. Using an exciting combination of live music, theater, poetry and dance, characters met, interacted and shared their individual and collective stories as immigrants, presenting the struggles and contradictions that they must face day to day.
Through singing, playing autochthonous musical instruments, dancing and with the spoken word, we shared our experiences, what we think and how we feel. Maybe then we may be able to confront our own feelings – the eternal longing and uncertainty we face when we ask ourselves: Who are we? Why did we leave? Why did we stay? Will we return?…
This was a new experience for Abya Yala Arte y Cultura. For the very first time, some of its members, all immigrant artists, explored and staged their personal stories, sharing their own artistic sensibility with courage and talent.
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