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Charo Durán

Sings South-American Folklore in Spanish & Dutch

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In the 1970's lots of South American people fled their countries, because of the unsafe environments due to dictatorships and civil wars. They were in search of a new and safer home in other parts of the world. One Bolivian man ended up in The Netherlands and found love in the capital Amsterdam.

 

As a child of two worlds, with a Bolivian father and a Dutch mother, Charo is always researching an essential human principle: where is my home, where do I belong, who am I? Am I defined by my DNA, the culture I was brought up in, the country I was born in? Am I defined by my gender or age, the (un)conscious choices I make, what I (don't) believe?  What defines a human being, where do we differ from each other and what connects us to one another?

After Charo graduated from the Musicaltheatre department of the Conservatory in the Netherlands, she eventually found what touches her heart and fits her like a glove: the South American music she grew up with as a child.

In search of her musical identity, Charo traveled the South American continent, which resulted in an online documentary series featured on YouTube: The South-American Dream. Watch it here

Charo was inspired to introduce the rich musical folklore tradition of South America, into The Netherlands and the Flemish part of Belgium in her very unique way: she not only sings the songs in the original Spanish lyrics, but  writes her own poetic Dutch lyrics to the music.    

 

Her first solo performance "Como un río - Like a river" (2012) featured on many festivals, in small theatres and private events. Charo's second show 'Op zoek naar mi hogar - In search of my home' (2016) was successfully performed on festivals, up until the birth of her son Maël in the beginning of 2017. 

Since 2019 Charo is performing "An hommage to Mercedes Sosa - The voice of South America" together with Chilean guitarist/singer Alvaro Pinto Lyon. 

In the summer of 2021 Charo will tour The Netherlands with her new show "Un Amor Revolucionario - Latin American Folklore songs about a Revolutionary Love". Read more about it here

If you are interested in the concerts Charo gives or would like to acquire more information for a performance for your event, please contact through the form on the bottom of the page.

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Un Amor Revolucionario

Latijns Amerikaanse Folklore liederen over een Revolutionaire Liefde 

In het Spaans en Nederlands 

In dit liedjesprogramma zingt Charo Durán, begeleid op gitaar door Alvaro Pinto Lyon, voor een revolutie van de Liefde!

De ziel van Latijns-Amerika staat symbool voor de verscheurdheid in ons, en het verlangen naar Eénheid.

Het continent kan gekarakteriseerd worden door het intense vuur van haar Liefde, voor het leven, voor de passie, voor de romantiek, voor de natuur, voor de schoonheid, voor de muziek! En het continent is tegelijkertijd ook getekend door haar revoluties, tegen de dictatuur, tegen de onderdrukking, tegen het onrecht, voor gelijkheid.

Een vijftal eeuwen van verdeeldheid in Latijns-Amerika en de strijd naar connectie en eenheid, als pleidooi voor onze persoonlijke revolutie voor liefde en eenheid. 

 

Liedjes van bekende Zuid-Amerikaanse componisten en artiesten als Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, Mercedes Sosa, Natalia Lafourcade en Atahualpa Yupanqui worden in originele arrangementen gespeeld en deels tweestemmig gezongen.

 

"Hoe continentale revoluties kunnen leiden tot persoonlijke gevangenissen en hoe de Liefde dan weer aanzet tot revolutionair liefhebben. De universele dans van Revolutie met Liefde, wordt zo een persoonlijke dans van Liefde met Revolutie." 

Zang en (lied)teksten: Charo Durán

Gitaar en zang: Alvaro Pinto Lyon

In this concert, Charo Durán, accompanied on guitar by Alvaro Pinto Lyon, sings for a Revolution of Love! 
The soul of Latin America symbolizes the division within ourselves, and the longing for Unity. 
The continent can be characterized by the intense fire of its Love, for life, for passion, for romance, for nature, for beauty, for music! And at the same time, the continent is also marked by its revolutions, against dictatorship, against oppression, against injustice, for equality. 
Five centuries of division in Latin America, the struggle for connection and towards unity, as a plea for our personal revolution for love and unity. 

Songs by well-known South American composers and artists such as Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, Mercedes Sosa, Natalia Lafourcade and Atahualpa Yupanqui are played in original arrangements. 

"How continental revolutions can lead to personal emprisonment and how Love encourages us to love revolutionary. The universal dance of Revolution with Love thus becomes a personal dance of Love with Revolution." 

 
  • Un Amor Revolucionario
    Teatro Munganga, Amsterdam
    Oct 30, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Teatro Munganga, Amsterdam, Schinkelhavenstraat 27, 1075 VP Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Latijns-Amerikaanse Folklore liederen over Revolutionaire Liefde
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