What started as a conversation between two musicians has spurred an ongoing musical exchange between the United States and Uruguay.
Pioneer Public Television’s new documentary "Hello Montevideo" explores the relationship between two cities with the same name that, although are on different continents and of greatly differing sizes, have been Sister Cities for over 100 years.
Last month, for the first time ever, the small town of Montevideo, Minnesota was introduced to the 200-year-old Afro-Uruguayan “candombe” music their sister city, Montevideo, Uruguay, is so well known for. Candombe is a cultural heritage, music and dance native to Uruguay, with African roots. With a travel grant from Partners, Uruguayan drummer Álvaro Salas traveled to Montevideo, MN in June to present workshops on candombe drumming, history and culture in Minneapolis and Montevideo, as well as attend and perform at the town's annual Fiesta Days, a celebration to commemorate the town's asso