Inaugurated in 2017, this new music program is located in the city of Diamante, 350km (220 miles) north-west of Buenos Aires and hosted at the premises of the Marconi theatre, a 100 years old building in the city, heritage of the Diamante’s Italian Society.
Although the city is a seedbed for musicians, it didn't have a space or a center where traditional music is being taught for free and dedicated to transmit the rich musical knowledge of the region. The program is open 3 days a week for children and teenagers between 7 and 18 years old and focuses on instruments such as guitar, percussion, accordion and singing lessons as well as traditional musical genders such as chamamé, chamarrita and guarania among others.
Beyond the music program happening on a regular base, we are working on developing a series of music workshops as well as engaging the youth of Diamante in our multimedia team in order to share the evolution of the music program and include multimedia production as part of our Curriculum.
LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY
Diamante is located on the banks of the Paraná River, in the Province of Entre Ríos, 45 kilometers south of the Capital city of the Province and a few minutes from the Pre-Delta National Park. It has 20,000 inhabitants and is known as the cradle of musicians. It is in Diamante where the `Festival de jineteada y folklore´ (Taming and Folklore festival) -the second most important event at a national level- has taken place for the last 50 years.