Iván Verdugo / Pompeii Gareca (Uará)


Uará is composed by Pompeya Gareca and Iván Verdugo. A duo of media artists, they work developing and teaching art and technology from the headquarters of Uará Lab and Estudio Yeyore.  Uará consists of the crossing of disciplines around technology to stimulate the senses, as well as a search for Latin American folk rhythms (such as the Peruvian festejo, the cumbia, the saya, and the chacarera) to turn them into urban music, through the use of instruments and languages of contemporary electronic culture.

They make Favela Funk, Festejo Electrónico, Kuduro Sudaka, Future Saya, and various fusions of this kind. They create their own light costumes and manufacture their own interfaces to control their art wirelessly. They believe that technology is on their side and encourage the dissemination of both new and ancestral knowledge. They have held exhibitions in Belo Horizonte (Brazil, Flor Do Cascalho Cultural Center Residence and Imersao Latina Institute, financed by Ibermusicas), Buenos Aires (Argentina, Otra Historia Cultural Club), Bolivia (Sucre), and several places in Chile, mainly Santiago and Chillán.

With the support of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Chile and the Directorate of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile.


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