Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. They call their musical style Latingrass, a mix of South American music and Bluegrass, and their repertoire ranges from vivid Latin rhythms to a cappella mountain gospel songs sung in four-part harmony. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album, “Latingrass,” is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange.
Every performer in the Winter Performing Arts Series will be performing in local schools as a part of The Center’s ongoing commitment to arts education. The Professional Artist Residencies are supported by Joyce B. Friedman in memory of Norman Friedman, Robin Leavitt and Terry Friedlander, Jane Rosen and Scott Miley—Scott Miley Roofing, Kay, Tenney and Bozo Cardozo, Bex Wilkinson and the Marshall Frankel Foundation, and Neil Zussman and Cathy Whinnery and in part by public funding for the arts through the National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF, the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Idaho Legislature.