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  • Improvised Research: Music on the Colombian Plains

    In 2011, researchers for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival traveled to the Orinoco Plains of Colombia. Their van broke down, leading to a filming opportunity involving Felix Chaparro Rivas, Victor Espinel Sanchez, and Carlos Rojas. Here, Espinel sings trovas, impromptu verses, in the joropo style. Production: Cristina Diaz-Carrera and Mariana Alvarez-Heitzge

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