BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has announced the return of summer entertainment with a Thursday concert series, Art Sound Now.‘The Numbers Slapped Them In The Face’ Father Shares His Family’s COVID-19 Diagnosis As Thousands Of Maryland Students Remain In Quarantine With Cases Rising
WAYTA will perform this Thursday, and Patrick Minn will follow on Aug. 12.
WAYTA was formed in 2018 in the social justice movements of Washington. Originally part of a larger musical project during the Standing Rock (NoDAPL) solidarity movement, it later was consolidated as a duo. Multi-instrumentalists Cesar Mazat of Guatemala and Gustavo Vargas of Bolivia comprise the group as a musical statement of unity for the Abya Yala. Their repertoire consists of traditional, popular, and original Andean instrumental music asserts their expression as an anti-colonial statement and a call for people’s unity.READ MORE: Maryland Faces One Of Its Worst Nursing Shortages In History, Health Officials Say
McMinn is a composer, sound designer and multimedia artist who The Walters describes as building dense, melancholy soundscapes out of trumpets, synthesizers. homebuilt software and cultural detritus. An active collaborator in Baltimore, McMinn has worked with Dan Deacon, Future Islands, William Cashion, Lower Dens, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Frith and Inlé, Mind on Fire, and Eze Jackson. He is a member of the dream-folk band Cora Sone as well as the anti-marching band Bedlam Brass.MORE NEWS: 'I Spent 36 Years In Prison For A Crime I Didn't Commit': City State's Attorney Office Talks About Program That Helps To Overturn Wrongful Convictions
In May, he released his most recent record, “Sounds to Mark the Days.” His music is available online.