Alma LLanera Folk Music Program

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

Since its foundation in 1975, El Sistema has helped to promote and disseminate Venezuelan folk music by adding it to its orchestras’ repertoire and, recently, by implementing a folk music education program entitled Alma Llanera.

Alma LLanera Folk Music Program

The Alma LLanera Folk Music Program is carried out to teach, preserve, promote and disseminate Venezuelan folk music, both traditional and modern, throughout the country.

Through this program (named after a popular joropo song regarded as Venezuela’s unofficial second national anthem) El Sistema has founded folk music ensembles that incorporate both symphonic orchestra and folk music instruments, and provided its members with the opportunity of studying or performing with exponents of Venezuelan folk music.