Mata Tigre – Change through Music in Venezuela

Mata Tigre illustrates how music transforms the lives of youths in Venezuela. The film tells five stories that take place in five different locations, yet have one thing in common: the expectation that music can change life for the better.

To kill the tiger (“Mata Tigre”) means that nothing can get you down. To learn a musical instrument under difficult conditions is a similar challenge.

“Founded by Venezuelan economist and musician José Antonio Abreu El Sistema has now 30 symphony orchestras. But its greatest achievement are the 250,000 children who attend its music schools around the country, 90 percent of them from poor socio-economic backgrounds.”

Uploaded to Youtube by The Documentary Channel

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I haven’t posted in while. Not because I don’t love you all but because I’ve been so busy. Between illustrating a childrens book, designing characters for an online cartoon series and creating an 12x3ft hand painted banner, I haven’t had the time to post. To heavy my load, I’m now a full time graphic communications student.  Posts may not come as frequently as they have been in recent weeks, but i do plan to share all of my educational experiences and learnings through this blog.

So Nothing too heavy here, I just wanted to let folks know that tanner is still alive and still apart of the WordPress community. Here’s a couple of new photos to show that I’m still kicking!

I don’t have a srl camera but I blurred the backgrounds of these photos in Gimp to give them an srl look. I will download a screen shot application, and my next post will be a tutorial on how to achieve this slr affect in Gimp. Sound Okay? Okay. Enjoy!

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