Colombia Dispatch 6: Accordion Rock Stars in Valledupar

Andres 'Turco' Gil's accordion academy trains young children in the music of vallenato, the folk music popular across Latin America

Students perform together at the vallenato music academy (Kenneth R. Fletcher)
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Juan David Atencia, a 9-year-old blind boy, plays accordion at Turco Gil’s Vallenato Music Academy in Valledupar. (Kenneth R. Fletcher)
Students perform together at the vallenato music academy. (Kenneth R. Fletcher)
A student of Turco Gil’s vallenato music academy practices accordion. (Kenneth R. Fletcher)
Students perform together at the vallenato music academy. (Kenneth R. Fletcher)
The outside of Andres Turco Gil’s Vallenato Music Academy in Valledupar is painted to resemble an accordion. (Kenneth R. Fletcher)
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