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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Latin American Studies Series

A series of documentaries that offers in-depth studies on the geography, history, culture and people of various Latin American countries; also informative perspectives on significant contemporary issues are addressed. Programs available on 23 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 23-Disc Set. Click for more

Bolivia: Violins in the Forest

Bolivia: Violins in the Forest

The world's most extraordinary music conservatory is located in a tiny Bolivian village, somewhere between the Andes and Amazonia. Among the Guarayo people there are hundreds of young musicians aged 6 to 18 years who have safeguarded the ancient tradition of Baroque music, which was taught to their forefathers by the Spanish Jesuits. To this day the sounds of Bach, Händel and Vivaldi resound during celebrations and religious ceremonies. After centuries of oppression and isolation, in a country where diffidence towards the natives is difficult to eradicate, music is a form of deliverance for these young artists. The "violins in the forest" are a unique phenomenon in South America, and the music played by the young Guarayos awakens their people's consciousness. Co-produced by RTSI/Televisione Svizzera and Adriano Zecca. 2008 JSCA 48 min.





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