Baroque Opera in the Amazon
For several years, the descendants of the Chiquitanos Indians have been learning to play classical music in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon. In an unusual setting offered by the Baroque architecture of the Chiquitos villages and the natural landscapes of the Bolivian East, young Bolivians learn to play Vivaldi every day with their violin or cello.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mission of San Ignacio de Velasco, a small town at the gateway to the Bolivian Amazon and part of one of the ancient Jesuit missions of Chiquitania, is the perfect example. With its dusty streets, baroque music regularly escapes from the doors of the church with columns masterfully carved in the wood of the Amazon where are given the courses to the young inhabitants.
Meet the young generation proud to perpetuate this tradition.