Story telling: Musicians in Manuel Montt Metro

Story telling: Musicians in Manuel Montt Metro

There are so many interesting folk who I walk past everyday in Santiago. A great example is a couple of classical musicians (who happen to be twin brothers), who play outside of a metro (subway station). They play so beautifully, but their music seems so out of place there.

I walked past them the other day when I had my camera with me and decided to make it into a quick video, because their reason for playing there is so sweet.

The link is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_BVoKohBzA)

Disclaimer: The sound quality in the interview isn’t great, apologies for that. Accompanying music by the musician on the video, Fernando Acuna-Duffau.

 

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