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Venezuela youth orchestra performs in subway

12-05-2011 13:49 BJT

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Venezuela takes classical music to the masses as a youth orchestra goes underground to inspire commuters. Youth choirs, orchestras and symphonies have banded together to delight an estimated two-million citizens accustomed to shoving and fighting their way onto packed trains.

Thousands of child musical prodigies in Venezuela's sprawling capital have taken to dozens of metro stations to ease commuters during their daily rush.

Organizers behind the event hope the children's soothing sounds will inspire an appreciation of finer musical stylings in citizens and disenchanted youth in one of the America's most dangerous cities.

Leonardo Mendez, director of Centre of Social Action for Music, said, "All these children are playing in every station and they live around this area, they use the metro regularly just like other daily commuters. Today, Saturday, is a beautiful day when people are with their family and it's a moment to relax and for culture."

With the musical talents of children as young as eight, beleaguered Venezuelans who are concerned about the political and economic future of the Latin American nation are grateful for a respite in the negative news headlines that beam outside the country to the world.

Venezuela takes classical music to the masses as a youth orchestra goes underground to
inspire commuters. Youth choirs, orchestras and symphonies have banded together to delight
an estimated two-million citizens accustomed to shoving and fighting their way onto packed
trains.

David Diaz, commuter, said, "I think it's fabulous, this is the beautiful Venezuela that is not seen abroad, outside the country you only receive horrible news. But like this one, there are 23 states showcasing the Venezuela of the future and today there are many parents and citizens who are enjoying the music."

The event is part of week-long celebrations for the country's inaugural Festival of Child Orchestras.

 

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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