Amado Espinoza will perform as part of the Art in the Loop/KC Streetcar Performance Series on Thursday, July 29, from 5-6:30 pm, in front of the lightwell building, 1100 Main St., near the KC Streetcar Metro Stop at 12th & Main.
Espinoza is a unique performing artist, composer and instrument maker from Cochabamba, Bolivia, that respects his folk traditions of the Andes Mountains while creating compositions that are sincere to his musical-wanderlust personality.
Since making Kansas City his home in 2014, Amado has been featured on TedxKC, Kansas City Folk Festival, Native American Harvest Moon Festival, and more. He is a grant recipient of the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program (2019), Folk Alliance International Music Conference scholarship recipient (2015), ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient (2016), Charlotte St. Foundation resident (2015-2017) and 2017 Generative Performing Arts Fellow.
He composes for film, theatre, and dance, most notably We are the Landscape (2016), a contemporary indigenous stage performance, The Storytelling Project (2018) with UMKC MFA Theatre Program, Pachakutec (2019) Bolivian Tour, and KC Public Theatre’s Spanish Radioplay El Amor que Mueve el Sol y las Demás Estrellas (2020).
Amado works as a solo performer and with his groups Ayllu, Colectivo Yanquitl, and the Amado Espinoza Trio. He is a featured artist with Ensemble Iberica (Kansas City, MO), Oil rock band (Cochabamba, Bolivia) and guides sound immersive meditations.