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Venezuelan children’s music workshop
Sat, October 15, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM BST
Saturday 15 October 2016
15:30 - 17:00
Mi Juguete es cancion
FREE ENTRY. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Venezuelan children’s music:
Because of its geographical location, Venezuela has gathered children’s music from the continent and some aspects from the European tradition. Different generations have grown up with both traditional Spanish hymns and French hymns that took on a more Creole feel (such as Mambrú se fue a la guerra and Cacique Guaicaipuro), collections by Vicente Emilio Sojo and his nationalist school, ranging from the Argentinean Maria Elena Walsh (La pájara pinta) to works by the renowned Venezuelan group Serenata Guayanesa.
In addition, there is a repertoire that arises out of the need to promote the genres of traditional Venezuelan music; the lesser known of which is perhaps work of Conny Méndez (cuentos cantados, La Oración Ratona, La Cucarachita Martina) and (Camilo el Cocodrilo) and "La Yeya".
In these current times that are both sugar-coated and at the same time violent for children, as well as an unawareness of all this tradition, a production team emerged to launch the projects Mi Juguete es Canción and Ponteporonte, carrying out research that has been put into practice and that in the last five years has started to bear fruit.