Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education

 

Sisai

Artist Discipline: Music - Touring Artists

Artist Bio

Sisai founder Jose Muenala learned to play flutes as a boy, inspired by the elders who continue the rich musical heritage of his people. From his self taught beginnings on Andean mountainsides to performing for over twenty years at hundreds of venues across the U.S., Jose and Sisai have remained dedicated to pursuing a true traditional sound. They have produced four recordings which reflect their dedication to maintaining and furthering native culture.

Testimonials

The performance we heard from Sisai was a wonderful experience for our students and staff. For many members of the audience, this was their first exposure to music from the Andes. All of us we struck by...the beautiful sounds and music that the performers generated. By weaving a strong explanation of the origin of the music throughout the program, as well as an explanation about the culture and peoples of the Andes region, the students were quickly drawn into the presentation. I can genuinely state that the Sisai performance was one of the strongest and most professional student enrichment programs that we have ever had visit our school.

- Principal, Butler Junior High