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Educational Tools for Hispanic Children with Disabilities
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Nuestra Aventura Musical broadcast with accessibility since July on Canal 22 Internacional

Children playing violinThe original series, Nuestra Aventura Musical, began its broadcast this month with captions and video description in Spanish on Canal 22 Internacional. This wonderful series presents the process in which the Traditional Mexican Music Orchestra and Choir were formed with the talent of children, parents and teachers of different Mexican communities where access to musical education is difficult.  The members of the orchestra and choir represent 95 schools from 11 Mexican states.

Nuestra Aventura Musical starts in Tingambato, Michoacán, where the only band that plays purepecha music was born.  The work done there aimed to rescue traditions that were being lost. 

Other communities participating in this project are: Zozocolco, Veracruz, where the ensemble and choir “Cántaros de sol” were formed; as wella as Tziscao, Chiapas, located on the border with Guatemala, where people want to bring back the marimba sound, which is a musical instrument from the region.

Through the 5 half hour episodes, the children that are part of the choir and orchestra talk about what music represents in their lives, the passion they feel for singing and for their instruments such as saxophone, clarinet, flute, violin and marimba.

Collage of 2 pictures: children playing clarinet and girl reading music sheets

During the series, the community orchestra directors, the teachers and the parents share their vision of this project that rescues musical repertoire and finishes with a concert at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City. 

The choir has 100 children and the orchestra has 118 instrumentalists. Thirty parents and teachers sing and play with their children, grandchildren and students.  Besides being a project that rescues traditional music, this project has served as a point of encounter for people from different regions of the country and for parents and grandparents with their children and grandchildren.

Take advantage on Sundays, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:00 to 4:30 pm PT, of the opportunity to get to know the members of the orchestra and the choir, and of listening to beautiful traditional Mexican music. 

For information about where to watch Canal 22 Internacional, visit TVemos.us