|Bolivian Baroque Music|
In the lowland region of Bolivia, the Jesuit influence on the musical talent of the chiquitos, moxos and guaraní has left a unique legacy that still manifests itself and is kept particularly strong in the musical traditions of the region. The Jesuits encouraged education and the promotion of culture among the indigenous communities. Extremely capable artists and musicians created musical instruments of impeccable craftsmanship and learned to play baroque music. This amalgam of western musical tradition and indigenous talent gave rise to what is now known as the “barroco mestizo”.
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President of the Plurinational
State of Bolivia
JUAN EVO MORALES AYMA