Street musicians in Bolivia

thestar.com reports:

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“Last February, on a street in La Paz in Bolivia, these musicians interpreted their songs with so much talent and heart.”

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—Gaétan (Alex) Laprise, Anticosti, Que.

https://www.thestar.com/life/travel/2016/05/11/your-vacation-street-musicians-in-bolivia.html

I have listened to street musicians before in La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. They mostly perform old Bolivian tunes that most people, under 40 had barely recognize or maybe not ever heard that music. Music survives with these wonderful individuals.

I always wondered why do they have to be out there doing this, waiting for a few coins … life is hard and most Bolivians like to take care of our elder …

Nevertheless, a few of them, like the ones in this picture do really perform with music in their hearts and souls, not just for the coins … my mom says that being elder is the most difficult and longest part of our lives … as long as they are actually enjoying this, it would be fine … however, if they have to do it to survive, I feel bad and sad …

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