Window Music – Che Apalache

 

Window Music - Che Apalache

In the Windows today is Che Apalache, a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States.

Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have curated an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives, evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes. Their most recent Grammy Nominated album, Rearrange My Heart, is produced by banjo legend Béla Fleck.

Che Apalache invited friend Moises Serrano to introduce the band. Their song “The Dreamer” was inspired by the stories of undocumented immigrants living in North Carolina and by Serrano’s life. He is an openly undocumented and queer DACA recipient and community leader who relentlessly pursues equality for his community through the sharing of his story and activism.

Setlist:

The Dreamer
24 de marzo (Día de la Memoria)
春の便り (The Coming of Spring)
New Journey

Part of our core mission at Myriad and Window Music is to showcase social impact organizations making a difference in their community. Music and social impact go together like peanut butter and jelly, delicious and a life necessity. Serrano serves as the Political Director for El Pueblo, a Raleigh-based nonprofit organization, specializing in leadership development for both youth and adults among Wake County’s growing Latinx community.

Before Che’s set, Serrano spoke to the audience, spreading El Pueblo’s message and inviting their crowd to participate in their cause. It was a perfect fit with the messages of immigration, acceptance, and community in Che’s music.

Thank you to our community partners and swag bag contributors: Videri Chocolate, Alfred Williams & Company, Slingshot Coffee, Nons Salts, Artsplosure, Kings, Che Empanadas, Dumpster Fire Candle, Moises Serrano, and El Pueblo.

Additional Credits:

Camera Operators – Melissa Douglas, Tony Cope

Assistant Camera – Spike Hoban

Gaffer – Danny Morganelli

 

 

Sound Engineer – Aaron Bittikofer

Animation – dash

Design – Paul Tuorto

In case you missed Window Music Episode One, check out BJ Barham from American Aquarium playing songs from his latest album Lamentations.