The most impressive thing about Valparaiso is that all the walkways and houses don’t collapse! It’s a brilliant hillside maze of tiny streets, wooden bridges, coloured steps and varied construction methods. Creatives will love this place. Street art and artesian crafts are everywhere. A must is a ride on the little elevators that take you […]
Middle Chile: Volcanoes, Lakes and Beaches
A jazz musical treat awaited before I flew to Puerto Montt to start a road trip through middle Chile. Sunday night at the seafront in Punta Arenas a small cafe called Imago Libro Arte Cafe hosted an outdoor jazz quartet. With a bite to the wind the guitarist had his hood up and the keyboard […]
Torres del Paine: The Land of the Living Wind
On route to the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is a town called Puerto Natales. It is a port town with mountain views and the sound of the wind. By luck I arrived to find a music stage set up for the Festival de Artesania y Turismo en la Patagonia 2017. It was a celebration […]
El Calafate: The Turquoise and the Blues
The first music I heard was some blues coming out of a bar near the hostel. The second was the beat of the Chacarera I found out after chatting to a guide over a lamb BBQ lunch. He also told me about the Argentinian music called the Zamba. Not to be confused with Brazilian Samba. […]
Ushuaia: Sounds of the Seabirds
Ushuaia is the southern most city in the world and gateway to Antarctica. A boat trip on the Beagle Channel was accompanied by a seabird soundtrack from nature. The deepest parts of the channel provide the border between Chile to the south and Argentina to the north. A water divide also between the Pacific and […]
Puerto Madryn: The Sounds of Nature
It’s all about the rockin penguins
Buenos Aires: Traditional and Contemporary Music
Tango, rock or cumbia?
Iguaçu Falls: A Wall of Sound
Nature providing music
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Music-scape
How do you experience live music in Rio?
The Music of South America
How do you research the music of South America?