Interview with Oscar Rios Pohirieth, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Oscar Rios Pohirieth
Oscar Rios Pohirieth (Lincoln, Nebraska) A first-generation Mexican immigrant who came to Nebraska at a young age, Oscar Rios Pohirieth is a performer of traditional musics of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile. He performs often on the panpipes, quena, and charango and is also a teacher who helps his students better understand Andean music and culture through song. As a Nebraska Arts Council artist, Pohirieth teaches students and community members through storytelling and songs sung in both Spanish and Quechua. Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 09/30/2020.
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
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