A nice little article on the Fundación Telefonica (Telefonica’s non-profit foundation) website about the CD debut by the Girasoles Ica.
Pampachay Girasoles organization is in partnership with the Casa Girasoles Ica, home to 40 children and adolescents between 3 and 16 who have experienced family violence or who have been rescued from the street.
The project Pampachay Girasoles seeks to implement music workshops, singing and dance for children of the Casa Girasoles develop artistic skills and teamwork. In turn, these workshops and projects will help generate income to ensure higher education studies after graduation from high school.
The purpose of the group is two-fold: use of recycled material for the creation of musical instruments and the formation of a band and recording and selling CDs. “Pampachay” is a Quechua word that means “overcoming difficulties” and Girasoles (Spanish for sunflowers) represent the life that always looks forward.
Pampachay Girasoles started its activities by hiring a professor of music and then the purchase of musical instruments like a guitar and keyboard, which will be used in addition to the recycled material required for the construction of instruments.
On Saturday November 7, Pampachay Girasoles spent the fay making their recycled musical instruments with the help of Telefonica volunteers. At this time they have practiced a number of musical pieces, and together with their teacher are composing and writing new lyrics. Thanks to efforts of the director of the Casa Girasoles Ica, they will produce a new CD soon.