Asuncion Paraguay Music
On the outskirts of Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, lies one of the largest and most diverse orchestras of its kind in the world. The orchestra was founded almost by accident by a loving, musical environmental engineer who works as a garbage man, combing huge landfills for recyclables and combing impoverished slum dwellers for scrap metal to sell.
Chavez, a musical prodigy who leads his church choir, came to Cateura in 2006 as an environmental engineer and founded a youth music school. Along the way, Sanchez, who works as a garbage picker in the city of Asuncion, Paraguay's second-largest city, was thinking about ways to teach children how to protect landfills, which led to courses with an eco-development organization with which he worked. Sonidos de Tierra supported music courses and concerts and provided the public library with music materials so that the students could study and read music history and theory. He also founded small music schools to let children learn the clarinet and guitar and learn clarinets and guitars at their landfill.
The Paraguayan harpist has since expanded his repertoire to include internationally renowned popular and classical compositions, including popular music by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Bach. This development has helped to establish an international reputation as one of the most talented harpsichordists in the world.
The scene in Asuncion is very diverse, with bands from classical, jazz, folk, blues, rock, classical and even a little rock "n" roll. The city also has a growing jazz and blues scene, as well as a number of bands with a wide range of musical styles.
The most famous music style is Bebe Guarania, which was founded in 1926 by Paraguayan musician Jose Asuncion Flores. The melancholic rhythms, melodic melodies and melodic rhythms of his songs were transferred to the airwaves of Paraguay at the beginning of the 20th century. In the 1940s and 1950s, the harmonious language and vocal performances were influenced by the popular music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Brazil and the United States.
But, apart from its name, the Paraguayan polka is a distinctly European dance. The most popular instrument is the polka, a dance that includes lively polkas and characteristic bottle dances, in which the performer swirls a bottle over his head. Bohemian polka became popular in Paraguay and throughout the continent in the second half of the 19th century and is perhaps the most sophisticated form of music in Bebe Guarania, characterized by a lively rhythmic drive. Latin American flavor is given by the addition of a strong influence from Brazil and the United States, as well as additional elements of Latin America, such as the use of drums, percussion and percussion instruments.
A characteristic feature of Paraguay's traditional music is the rhythmic syncopation, in which the melody that anticipates the beat is found in a musical tradition found in other Latin American countries to create a sense of forward movement. The harmony is improvised in parallel thirds and sequences, with the rhythm of the first and second bars and the use of harmonies improvised parallel to the third or sequence being strongly emphasized.
That is why Favio Chavez wanted to give music lessons to children in the slums of Cateura, Paraguay. There he had the opportunity to learn the Paraguayan folk harp and to learn about the traditional music of the country.
Paraguay has a unique musical style that has dominated the country's urban music scene for almost a century. She has a classical education, mediated by Jesuit and Baroque masters, who fused local musicality with the classical music of classical composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. The Paraguayan harp repertoire is centered on music of a strongly Paraguayan character, which can be heard in the folk harps of Cateura, Paraguay, as well as in many other cities and municipalities.
The children from the slums of Cateura travel to Brazil, Panama and Colombia to play everything from Beethoven to the Beatles and Paraguayan polka. In Spain, the recycling company Ecoembes financed its own orchestra for a visit to an orchestra in Paraguay. The youngsters of the Catedura Recycled Instruments Orchestra have been playing in Brazil and Panama (Colombia) for years. Instrumental versions of "Guarania," in which the harp is performed as a solo instrument, are shown on the disc at folk music festivals, recitals and recordings.
The most recent was Ecoembes a few months ago, when the European Union Minister for Education and Culture, Maria Elisabeth Graziano, visited Paraguay.
Ecoembes will participate in a concert with the Minister of Education and Culture of the European Union, Maria Elisabeth Graziano, and Pope John Paul II, as well as the President of the United Nations.
The Paraguayan harp is a cultural emblem that represents the ideals that contribute to the collective idea of paraguayidadaparaguayanness. In the heart of Guarania, the rhythm that drives the music of Paraguay, a country rich in history, culture and heritage. In this lecture we will explore the history of the harps and their role in the cultural and cultural heritage of this country.