Valledupar, Colombia – The Fundación Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata has developed one of its main objectives, the creation of a vallenato music school. The Escuela de Música Talentos Vallenatos “Rafael Escalona Martínez” has opened its doors with courses in the fields of accordion, guitar, piano, caja, guacharaca, bass, clarinet, voice and folk dances. The school director is Dr. Sandra Padilla.Children over 5 are welcomed. It is also open to teens and adults. The school is located at Callejón de La Estrella, Road 5 Nº 16 – 50, Valledupar, Colombia. More information available at +57 5 5745258.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.