Tartu, the Northern Europe city who adopted the street organ grinders.

When we think in the street organ grinder tradition, we usually think in Mexico City. Also we may think in Germany. Germany is the country with the most street organ instruments. But there is a little town within the Baltic states. This town is Tartu (in Northern Europe on the eastern coast, just in border Read More …

90-year-old Chilean organ-grinder receives culture award

One day after the 100th birthday of Margot Loyola, the chilean Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Consuelo Valdés, announced the three winners of the “Margot Loyola Palacios  Lifework in Traditional Culture Award”. In a ceremony at the “Palacio La Moneda,” the winner announce are the members of the Tabake Folkloric Projection Ensemble of Playa Read More …