A baquiano, in rural Venezuela and Colombia, is a guide who can direct . cowboys and their herds to pasture, camping, river crossings, etc.
The Baquiano Program offers logistic and material support to grow the North American audience for traditional Latin American harp music. Performers and potential sponsors can request help for promotion of public concerts, school presentations, workshops, restaurant entertainment, etc. Events are intended to be mostly admission-free or no-cover-charge, with revenues coming from pledges, donations, and sale of recordings.
There are two aspects of the Baquiano program:
Logistic and Material Support for Latin American harpists performing in North America;
Assistance to groups and Individuals wishing to sponsor Latin American harp events in the US, including a live, acoustic performance by harper for harmony John Lozier as well as touring professional performers in the Latin harp traditions.
1. Logistic and Material Support for Latin American Harpists
Professional Latin American harpists and skilled amateurs can request promotional support from the Baquiano program. The program will assist with booking, scheduling, publicity, hospitality, transportation and other services. The harpist should be able to deliver an hour-long concert, workshop or entertainment, and should have a CD recording that can be sold for revenue.
Applicants should apply by email letter to John Lozier, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a personal profile; recommendations or references; proposed dates and tour locations; and sample recordings or links to audio or video online.
(Nota: su aplicación puede ser en español o en inglés.)
2. Program Support to US Groups and Individuals
The Baquiano program offers support to clubs, schools, religious groups, and individuals wishing to present a unique musical experience. Programs are especially suitable for Spanish language, cultural diversity, and general social science education.
Local sponsors receive assistance with publicity; scheduling of events; local transportation; hospitality; English language interpretation; and any other requirements including possible financial support.
Here is a link (Artist Profiles) to some Latin harp professionals who have performed in the US with support from Baquiano or otherwise.
Also available for local presentation is a Live Acoustic Performance by Harper for Harmony John Lozier (the “Harping for Harmony” Program). This can include public concerts, school programs, restaurant or private entertainment. It can include presenting video and audio materials, from field recordings and from online sources.
Contact me, John Lozier, by email email@example.com or phone 304-276-5141.