Our World Interviews –Los LLaneros

Continue to learn more about Latin American folk music on the website of Los LLaneros; a great place to also hear more fantastic Latin American folk music!  http://www.losllaneros.com/

These translations are the transcripts of the short videos on their site about the sol del Illimani school.  Learn more about how these groups of musicians are making a difference and bringing music to these communities on their website. (transcripts prepared by Our World Interviews–in other words, any mistakes on the transcripts are ours, not theirs.:-)

http://www.losllaneros.com/#!sol-del-illimani/cr1o

In its fascinating 48 year history Inti-IIIimani has left a profound mark on world music and continues to be amazingly active and relevant.  I (the group los llaneros) was inspired to put this concert together after I had an opportunity to visit the Sol-del Illimani School in Santiago,  and witnessed firsthand how these world-class musicians took the time not only to teach students the basics about each of the instruments they were learning; but also to help them grow as individuals outside of academics. These are students who probably would not be exposed to the arts on a daily basis let alone participate in them if it weren’t for the presence of Inti-Illimani in that particular school. En su fascinating trayectoria de 48 años el grupo inti-Illimani ha dejado una profunda huella en lo que  se denomina world music, y continúa manteniéndose activo y relevante. La inspiración de los llaneros de organizar este evento vino de  mi visita al colegio sol del Inti-Illimani en Santiago durante  la cual  pude presenciar cómo estos artistas de renombre internacional se tomaron el tiempo, no solamente de enseñar las bases de los instrumentos a sus alumnos, sino también ayudarles a crecer como seres humanos fuera del ámbito académico. Estos  jóvenes muy probablemente  no tendrían acceso (have access) a las artes a diario y mucho menos participan en los artes si no fuera por  las presencia de  Inti-Illimani en ese colegio en particular.

http://www.losllaneros.com/

 

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