Andean Folk Music and Cultures of South America

Oscar Rios Pohirieth presented a program “Andean Folk Music and Cultures of South America” on Saturday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington St.

This presentation was made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Grand Island Public Library Foundation as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.

“Andean Folk Music and Cultures of South America” is one of approximately 300 programs offered through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau.  The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers, and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the nation.

Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska.  Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour, plus a question-and-answer period.

The most frequent users of the HN Speakers Bureau are primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, and historical societies, agencies for the elderly, rural organizations, churches, arts organizations and ethnic organizations.  Humanities Nebraska sponsors the largest Speakers Bureau program in the U.S. according to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information detailing the available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please access our website at or contact Humanities Nebraska at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln NE 68508, phone (402) 474-2131 or email


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