Ina-Yukka is a mother and son duet that performs indigenous traditional music from South America and the New Song Movement. By combining the sounds of wooden flutes, strings, native drum, and their beautiful vocal harmonies, Vladimir and Nia bring to the Twin Cities their love for music and family, peace and justice… and of course… a respect for Mother Earth and a call for unity and understanding.
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About the Host
Composer Abbie Betinis writes music called “inventive, richly melodic” (The New York Times), “superb, whirling, soaring” (Tacoma News Tribune), and “the highlight” of the program (Boston Globe). With over 50 commissioned works for ensembles such as Cantus, the New England Philharmonic, and The Rose Ensemble, Abbie has been awarded a McKnight Composer Fellowship, grants from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, and Jerome Foundation, and was recently listed in NPR Music’s Top 100 Composers Under 40. A resident of Saint Paul, she is adjunct professor of composition at Concordia University, and was composer-in-residence with the Schubert Club from 2005-2017.