In this collection the traditional music of Chile is presented by Rafael Manriquez and Jacqueline Castro Ravelo, and Afro-Peruvian music is played and explained by Lalo Izquierdo. These video clips are from the program Travels with Music Series One, which is available online at www.travelswithmusic.org. There are nearly 300 video clips in this first series of the Travels with Music program that profiles master musicians from 15 cultures around the world: USA/Blues, Trinidad, Peru, Chile, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco, Bulgaria/Rom, Israel, Arabic/Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Indonesia/Java, Philippines, and China. The whole program is available at the online store (www.travelswithmusic.org) and can be purchased for online access or on interactive DVD-ROM for computers or on DVD-video for television.

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Rafael Manriquez is a renowned musician and songwriter from Santiago, Chile. His music is inspired by great Chilean folk singers such as Violeta Parra and Victor Jara. Like them, his lyrics reflect the struggles of his people in their desire for peace. The music movement nueva canción, or "new song," began in Chile during the 1960s. At that time, the country was in a state of political upheaval. Folk singers such as Violeta Parra and Mercedes Sosa took native instruments and traditional lyrics, and updated them to address the current times. Rafael Manriquez carries on that tradition. This resource is part of the Travels with Music: South America collection.
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Jacqueline Castro Ravelo is a talented Chilean folk-singer. She grew up listening to both folk and classical music and has been singing and playing the guitar since she was nine years old. Ravelo has lived in exile from her native land for many years, but she still sings the songs of Chilean payadores (or poets) and uses her music as a means to preserve her native Chilean culture. This resource is part of the Travels with Music: South America collection.
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Lalo Izquierdo is an extremely talented percussionist, dancer, choreographer, and instructor from Lima, Peru. He has dedicated his life's work to recording and preserving the rhythms and dances of Afro-Peruvian culture. Izquierdo has traveled globally to teach and perform. He currently plays the cajón with the ensemble Karumanta, and shares his culture of music and dance by teaching at numerous universities and schools worldwide. This resource is part of the Travels with Music: South America collection.
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Lalo Izquierdo is one of the founding members of a dance group called Peru Negro. The group was established 35 years ago to preserve Peru's African heritage through music and dance. Peru Negro is now considered to play such an important part in the preservation of Peru's culture that the government appointed the group to be “ambassadors of Peruvian culture.” This resource is part of the Travels with Music: South America collection.
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