Likewise, she has been touring the countryside of Paraguay for the past four years and has played for more than 26,000 kids to "speak to them about having a goal in life, and working very hard to try to achieve that dream but not based on who you know that is connected to the government or who can do you a favor, but basically just developing your talent, nurturing, and discipline to try to be the best professional that you can."
"I truly believe that what we try to do with these kids in a way has become an inspiration for them because it has also become an inspiration for us. Music can become an instrument of change," she shared via Skype the other day during a press conference held at the Richmonde Hotel in Ortigas.
Asked how classical music could be better appreciated, Berta wisely replied, "Nobody can love what they don't know so we really need to listen a little more of classical music in order to be familiar with it and to like it. But I also believe that when you blend the popular music into classical, and you do a sort of crossover, you also help audiences to not be afraid of classical music. We're trying to do that in some of the pieces I would play and we'll try to make it more fun for the audiences by mixing them with Latin American Rhythm."
This must-watch concert will have Ramoncito Carpio, the Philippines' most internationally awarded classical guitarist and Triple Fret, a trio composed of Marga Abejo, Jenny de Vera, and Iqui Vinculado. They play classical and more accessible pieces.
Berta Rojas Live in Manila and Cebu is jointly organized by the Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc., and the Arts Council of Cebu Foundation.
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