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Saturday, October 20, 2007

La Orquesta Juvenil Simon Bolivar de Venezuela

Rory Carroll in CaracasTuesday September 4, 2007
The Guardian
President Hugo Chávez has thrown his weight behind a scheme which brings classical music into Venezuela's slums, following international acclaim for the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra. The Venezuelan leader announced the creation of "Misión Música", a government-funded effort to give tuition and instruments to 1 million impoverished children.
He made the announcement on his Sunday television show, Aló Presidente, after reading out rapturous British reviews of the youth orchestra's performances last month at London's Royal Albert Hall (read more)

Absolutely must-see video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6q7RCAcaBk

I got this from a terrific blog from the uk.
http://redpepper.blogs.com/venezuela/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is cool. It's stuff like this that makes one a Hugo fan. What do you think though about him demanding that all the parties that support him merge into his new party? (see the link that Jeanne forwarded at http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/2747

Cheers,
Tom