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Edgar East (Panamanian) and Karin Stein (Colombian)


With its performances, Calle Sur immerses audiences in the soundscapes and rhythms rooted in many Latin American cultures.  Edgar East’s and Karin Stein’s work on stage and in educational settings is shaped by their life-long personal and professional experiences: both are immigrants to the United States who have undergone firsthand the process of adaptation to a new culture. Both are...

Member of Artes Latinas

Calle Sur is a member of Artes Latinas, a consortium of outstanding Latin ensembles that also includes Tropicante, Los Llaneros, Americas3, Viva México, the Afro-Latin Project, and other ensembles, each with a distinct feel and sound.   We invite you to visit the Artes Latinas home page!

About Us

Video Highlights

For a complete selection of audio clips and videos of all our programs, please visit our Audio Page and our Video Page.


The following are the titles of our most popular workshops, assemblies, and other educational services:

NEW:   Concert of Mestizo Tales




A Musical Journey Through Latin America

Cowboys of the Americas

Kibungo, the Beast of the Brazilian Rainforest

A Concert of Hispanic Tales


Making And Playing South American Panpipes

Percussion Workshop

The African Roots of Latin Music

What Meets the Eye: Diversity Workshop

Adding Latin Percussion to Your Jazz Ensemble

New Teaching Ideas



jan 16: Fort Lauderdale, FL

feb 26: Virtual online concert

mar 27: Cedar Falls, IA

apr 20: Virtual online concert

may 5: Le Claire, IA

may 7: Oskaloosa, IA

may 19: Virtual online concert

may 21: Prairie du Chien, WI

jun 8: Des Moines, IA

jul 9: Des Moines, IA

jul 16: Milwaukee, WI

aug 3: Janesville, WI

aug 7: Des Moines, IA

aug 27: Rochester, IN

sep 10: Racine, WI

sep 12: Toledo, OH

sep 15: Clear Lake, IA

sep 29: Galena, IL

oct 14: Manchester, CT


may 21: Prairie du Chien, WI

may 23: Virtual 20th Anniversary Celebration & Album Launch!

Click here to watch afterwards

may 26: Omaha, NE

jun 4&7: Marshalltown, IA

jun 24: Grinnell, IA

jun 26: Hampton, IA

jun 30: Orange City, IA

jul 10: Waterloo, IA

aug 13: Prairie du Chein, WI

aug 17: Indianola, IA

aug 22: evening  live stream (FB)

aug 28: Iowa City, IA

sep 11: Dows, IA

sep 12: Des Moines, IA

sep 19: Prairie du Chien, WI

sep 25: Des Moines, IA

oct 2: Batesville, IN

oct 6: Wheaton, IL

oct 15: live stream (Zoom)

nov 17-18: Casper, WY

If you'd like us to perform indoors, please let us know what Covid precautions you will have in place.

Interested in a virtual show?  Let's chat!

We have several virtual performance options available.