Get ready for a captivating new episode featuring none other than my dear friend/colleague, Walter Aparicio! I had an incredible time recording this episode with Walter – a talented Pianist, Educator, and Founder/President of the Foundation for Bolivian Artists. Our connection dates back to our NYU graduate school days in 2007, and delving into Walter’s journey and future plans was both meaningful and emotional.

Walter holds a prominent role in contemporary music, advocating strongly for inclusivity in our industry. Ahead of his time, he has been a passionate supporter of diversity in music, particularly focusing on Latin American music and composers since the late 2000s, well before the recent emphasis on diversity in 2020.

What makes Walter stand out is his expertise in the music of Bolivia 🇧🇴. Exploring the beauty of Bolivia through Walter’s insights – its unique geography, profound historical background, cultural richness, and legacy of arts and music – was truly enlightening. I’ve gained a profound appreciation for Bolivia!

Join us in this engaging episode where you’ll explore:

  • The current global reception of Latin American piano music
  • The richness and complexity of “Latin American” music

Walter will take us on a quick trip to Bolivia🇧🇴, introducing its:

  • Distinctive cultural traditions or celebrations
  • Distinguishable characteristics or themes found in Bolivian piano music

Later on, he’ll introduce us to his initiative: the Foundation for Bolivian Artists:

  • A brief overview of the foundation.
  • His motivation and inspiration behind launching this organization
  • Current stats in its inaugural year
  • Future perspectives

📺 The video format is also available on our YouTube channel!

[About Walter Aparicio]

[Foundation for Bolivian Artists]

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