Classical Movements began traveling to South America in 1996. Bolivia with a culture heavily influenced by indigenous traditions and a diverse geography is a colorful and lively destination. The 200-year old Carnival de Oruro is a UNESCO-recognized showcase of Aymara and Quechua cultural practices. That said, rich baroque influences, such as the ones showcased in performances by the Arakaendar choir, draw not only native Bolivian audiences, but even foreign ensembles eager to explore the well-preserved archives of Bolivian liturgical music. The Jesuit missions brought an extraordinary tradition of baroque music to Bolivia and there are many musicians playing western and Andean instruments as well as choirs of all kinds.
Classical Movements has handled musicians from Bolivia and taken the Youth Orchestra of the Americas through Bolivia. The country can easily be combined with Peru, Colombia and/or Brazil on a tour.