Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Moxeño Luthiers

Photo by Sanggi

I have written before about the Baroque tradition of music that was part of the Missions in the Llanos de Mojos during the time of the Jesuits. From the news today comes a nice human interest piece on two luthiers or violin makers who were born near San Ignacio de Moxos, and went on to be formally trained in Santa Cruz province. It's interesting to see how the international press covers stories about eastern Bolivia. I don't know much about the Independent European Daily Express, but maybe someone out there knows more than I do. This story makes the point to connect the missions of Mojos with the more famous Chiquitos missions of Santa Cruz, a point that is not always made.

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