Colombia has the richest musical diversity in South America. Our ITI Centre has therefore embarked on a project to produce videos showcasing four principal genres of Colombian music: music from the savanna (musica llanera), music from the Andes, as well as Caribbean and Pacific music which is heavily influenced by African heritage. The videos are projected for February 2021.
The work has started on production of videos of four genres of Colombian music.
The following is the presentation of Andean music by the ensemble Tierra Mestiza under its Director, composer and vocalist, Carlos Enriquez.
The following is a demonstration of the music form the llanos (la musica llanera) by the Group Caporal under direction of maestro Jahir Rivera, the harpist and member of the Board of Colombian ITI Centre.
Ivan Benavides, composer and member of ITI Colombia Board, is in charge of videos on music influenced by African melodic idiom and rhythms from the Caribbean and the Pacific.
ITI Colombia believes that music, as a most visceral form of art, can unite nations by sharing different examples of autochthonous instruments, melodies and rhythms. Our Centre has sent examples of Colombian music to other ITI centers and has started receiving materials from countries of Africa, Latin America, Arab World and Asia.
In its efforts to explore the cultural heritage of Africa in Latin America, Colombian Centre is grateful to its Youth Ambassadors for South-South Cooperation from SAHEL region for sending us the song TÉNÉRÉ sang by Mahamadou Abdou Salam.
Colombian ITI Centre is grateful to ITI Mongolia, and its President Boloroo Nayanbaatar, for allowing Colombian audiences to familiarize themselves with an example of the music played by the ethno- jazz band Arga Bileg under its composer Purevsukh Tyeliman. The music is played on string instruments and percussions which do not exist elsewhere in the world.
Yuck Miranda, Youth Ambassador for South-South Cooperation from Mozambique has provided examples of contemporary music by the singer Beuty Sitoe, using some traditional instruments.
Youth Ambassadors for South-South Cooperation from Sahel region have made available the following video of a young singer from Mali, Touramakan Shy
Colombian Centre is grateful to Ms. Ivanka Apostolova Baskar of the Macedonian ITI Centre for recommending to Colombian Centre a piano nocturne by the composer Dimitrije Buzarovski based on the old Macedonian folk song “Zajdi, zajdi jasno sunce” (set, oh set, the birght sun) , interpreted by the pianist Ema Popivoda (https://emapopivoda.com/)
On the recommendation of the your Ambassador from Lebanon, Pascal Seigneurie, we are presenting the work of two major stars in that country.
sings the song Li Beirut (to Beirut) referring to recent turmoil in that country and the explosion in the port:
Julia is another icon of contemporary music in Lebanon. She sings the song Betnafas Horriye
The following music samples were sent to us by SSCC Youth Ambassador from Pakistan, Saman Rai.
The song Ho Jamalo performed by lead singer Shokat, composed and produced by Lahore Arts Council
The song Marhaba Sarkaar Agaye, performed by lead singer Khalid and his group.
The following is a recording from biennial festival of baroque music from Jesuit missions in Chiquitania, Bolivia. The choir from Uribicha, in the province of Guarayos is composed of indigenous young singers and players interpreting music of jesuit priests led by their conductor César Cara.
The following videos of folklore from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have been provided by the Governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan through good offices of Mme. Hedva Ser , UNESCO goodwill ambassador for cultural diplomacy.