“My music emerges from the heart of Caribbean rhythms and chants. We are a creative mixture of cultures – an explosion of sounds, colors, and imagination. It has always been my universe, my poetic vision of the world…”
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This video is an interview with Darwin Aquino Composer and Conductor. In this episode of the Way They Listen we explore Darwin's recently published work, Una Isla Dos Mundos (One Island Two Worlds). This piece is a deeply moving work celebrating the shared identities...
Composed in 2015, this work for flute and violin continues Aquino's investigations of the african origins of folk music in the Dominican Republic. Duet for flute and violin.Grade 6. Approximate duration: eight minutes.The set includes a score and two parts Available in:
When Darwin Aquino was a young boy growing up in the Dominican Republic, his father directed him to choose one instrument to learn to play. Aquino opted for the violin and, with that early decision, took his first steps along a musical journey that would eventually...
Dominican classics disc 6 / vol. II Historical collection of music by classical composers from the Dominican Republic.
Classical music is not as big of a tradition in the Dominican Republic as it is in some other locations, and opportunities for young musicians are limited there. “But when you have a passion about something, life sends you the way,” says Darwin Aquino, an FIU graduate...
Maestro Darwin Aquino (Dominican composer, director and violinist) brings PRIMICIAS to Stay At Music and tells us about his inspiration in the rhythms and folk songs of our island to compose.