Merry Christmas!

This year is coming to an end. It has been hectic as usual, unusually challenging, but very enriching. Recollections and thoughts are set for another post. Now, I just want to wish all of you a merry Christmas and an excellent 2013.

I usually use a picture to go with a post, but today we are going to do something wholly different. I am pleased to share this video. There, Ms. Berta Rojas, a fellow Paraguayan who is a world-class, Grammy-nominated classical guitar player, plays “Christmas Carol” (Villancico de Navidad) composed by Paraguayan composer Agustín Barrios. A beautiful piece of music, its charm is heightened by the accompaniment of this very peculiar orchestra: the instruments are made from recycled trash. Even when they’re not perfect, the performance is beautiful and touching. Enjoy!

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