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Half a century with the Bolivian Charango Society: a documentary

On 6 April 1973, the Sociedad Boliviana del Charango (SBC) was founded in La Paz, Bolivia. The names of the founders were already well known, but over the years they would write the history of the modern charango not only in Bolivia but throughout the world: they were Ernesto Cavour Aramayo, William Ernesto Centellas and Abdon Cameo. The SBC would later become the mother institution for the world of the charango, acting as an international reference for the protection, promotion and preservation of the charango and its repertoires

On 6 April 2023, a big party was held in Potosì to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Bolivian Charango Society. All Bolivian branches gathered at the Casa de Moneda, symbol of the Villa Imperial in Potosì, and at the IV Centenario theatre, where concerts, meetings and exhibitions took place over three days.

We were fortunate enough to have been invited to attend the festival and have made a short documentary from it, which attempts to reconstruct not only the celebration event but also the history and trajectory of the SBC: information that a charango lover should not miss.
The video is also subtitled in English