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Pangea – A musical journey


A musical journey through various cultures on earth. Here, Spanish multi-instrumentalist Abraham Cupeiro performs with wind instruments from all over the world, including the Roman dragon-headed instrument karnyx, cornett, various folk horns, shells, feathers, bone flutes, shepherd’s horns, duduk, shofar, kawara, zurna, and more. He is joined by children and youth from the Gothenburg-based Dream Orchestra under the direction of Ron Davis Alvarez.

Dream Orchestra
In autumn 2015, violinist and orchestra leader Ron Davis Alvarez arrived in Sweden from Caracas, Venezuela as an exchange student. It was a shocking sight for him when arriving at Stockholm Central station he witnessed the arrival of a large group of underage unaccompanied refugees.

Ron himself grew up in poor circumstances and until that moment he had had a different image of Sweden than the one he came across with here.

After inquiring about the situation of these unaccompanied minors, he decided to find ways to help these young people, once he would have the opportunity to stay and work in Sweden. Then it happened. Ron, a musical talent raised in the Venezuelan El Sistema movement, was soon hired as artistic director of El Sistema in Sweden and thus stayed.

In April 2016, he fulfilled his promise to himself and started Dream Orchestra. An orchestra for everyone, but especially for those who needed it the most: the unaccompanied minors escaping from countries in conflict. In a refugee camp in Frillesås, a small village to the south of Gothenburg, he found his first students and here the dream started.

Read more about the Dream Orchestra and don’t forget to support them!

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