Katia Cardenal to perform at OU

Katia Cardenal, the voice of Nicaragua and the Nueva Trova movement, brings the ferment of revolutionary Nicaragua with a concert of reflexive music, a fusion of Latin American melodies and poetry, and songs of love. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 in Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St. on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.

Cardenal, the voice of Nicaragua and the Nueva Trova movement, brings to OU the ferment of revolutionary Nicaragua with a concert of music that reflects on ecological and social issues, a fusion of Latin American melodies and poetry, and songs of love in all its expressions.

As founder director of the Duo GUARDABARRANCO, she promotes music as a tool for awareness and integration, humanism, ecology and education.

She is a world-renowned award-winning artist with 22 albums who has also participated in collective recordings with artists from over 20 countries. Since June 2018, she has lived in exile, because the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua does not allow artists of her genre to express themselves freely in her native country. She will be accompanied on guitar by her son Alex.

A workshop is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today in Sharp Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Advance purchase tickets for the Katia Cardenal Concert are $9 for adults and $5 for OU employees and students, or $10 at the door.

For tickets, call 325-4101 or visit the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 500 W. Boyd St. Norman. For accommodations, call the box office at 325-4101.

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