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A look at cultural variations in the folk music of Chile. Charango player Rafael Manriquez talks about the folk music of Chile and how it varies across the geographical regions of the country. Stylistic differences and instrumentation are discussed. In the north the music is typically Andean and closely related to Bolivian music, whereas the music of central Chile owes more to the Spanish culture.
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10 June 2009

Classroom Ideas

Ask students to identify the key features of Chilean folk music. Encourage them to listen to other styles of folk music and make comparisons between them. Set students the challenge of composing a piece of music inspired by the various features of folk music.

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