Amado Espinoza, from Bolivia, is a unique composer/performing artist/educator. He specializes in the Bolivian charango, a small ten-stringed guitar, but he demonstrates mastery of over 40 instruments, including Latin, African and Arabic percussion, and native flutes from all over the world.
He also builds custom-made native instruments from all parts of the globe. Amado has been seen on TEDxKC, TEDxYouth, and is the 2017 Charlotte St. Foundation Performing Arts Fellow. Along with his wife, Karen Lisondra, he co-directed and composed a theatrical production last year called We are the Landscape, and will be co-directing The Storytelling Project at UMKC’s theatre department this winter. More information.