Chile: Portillo Music Festival goes virtual amid COVID-19

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Chile: Portillo Music Festival goes virtual amid COVID-19” – below is their description.

Music and art festivals have taken a back seat during the pandemic, but some events have gone online, allowing them to accommodate even more people than usual.

In Chile this year, the Portillo International Music Academy Festival is being streamed online.

This means a much larger audience can take part in Master Classes that aim to showcase the often-unrecognised power of music.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Los Andes, Chile.

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