In the past few years, the world has changed considerably because of changes in the way people communicate. Because of this, nations and continents are moving together, not only economically and through increased travel, but also culturally. For all kinds of music-making, this means acquiring influences in the most eclectic of ways!
This is exactly what the workbook presented here is intended for: expanding the horizons of music education. The short duets by composers from all parts of Latin America are characterized by the vibrant rhythmic tradition of those countries and give special insights into new music from this part of the world. They are meant to complement elementary music education and bring a delightful ray of sunshine to traditional methods of music education. It is especially practical that these pieces can be easily taught in groups and are greatly suited for music-making families.
If these short chamber music pieces end up whetting your appetite for music from the other side of the Atlantic, then our idea of “musical globalisation” has been successful!