In a kind of magic-realist reversal of the Manaus opera house bringing highbrow European culture to the Brazilian Amazon, the San Ignacio de Moxos music school on Ayacucho (t03 4822347) is now taking their singular brand of indigenous Baroque from the Bolivian Amazon to Europe. Founded by a Navarrese nun and counting between two and three hundred students, the school has been teaching violin, cello and flute to the town’s youth since the mid-1990s, creating a unique ensemble whose performances have brought acclaim from Buenos Aires to Barcelona. The school also has a concert hall; if you’re in town it’s worth checking to see if there are any upcoming recitals.

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