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Windows

There is an inexplicable gap between the opera buffa performed by the principal voices of Venezuela’s political power and the opera seria crafted in the ranks of an institution such as our National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras [El … Continue reading

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The Ceiling

Last week (October 25, 2009), we analyzed the passage of traditional, rural Venezuelan music to urban forms – the result of a generation of talents working with passion to distill and synthesize the substance without losing the original virtues. In … Continue reading

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The Pillars of Castillo

The current Venezuelan demographic presents an alarming imbalance, given the disparity between children and the adults capable of educating them. Rather than celebrate the virtues of childhood – a custom of romanticism revamped by the era of the chip, where … Continue reading

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Zambrano Went Out to Sow

One of the most unusual stages in the history of Venezuela’s National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras [El Sistema] was the creation, ex nihilo and almost from the beginning, of orchestral nuclei in the most remote areas of the … Continue reading

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