El Charanguero (English version)
El Chranguero: Jaime Torres, The Charango Player
An intimate portrait of Jaime Torres, the world's foremost performer on the charango, a small stringed instrument created by the Andean Indians of South America. This is a rare inside view of the traditional music and rituals (including a ritual to Pachamama, Mother Earth) of the Indians of the Quebrada, a mountainous region of northern Argentina that was the southernmost part of the Inca empire. The film also contains dramatic concert footage, Jaime's band in practice, scenes from a Bolivian neighborhood in Buenos Aires, the dancing of a chacarera, as well as Jaime talking about his music, his culture and his life. Available in English and Spanish versions. 56 minutes.
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