Eduardo Llerenas

1981 Laureate, Cultural Heritage
Mexico, Born 1945

eduardo@corason.com

Social media gives new life to Mexican folk music

February 20, 2013

Instead of eroding traditional culture in Mexico, technology is allowing poorer communities to share their music widely. Worried that the arrival of roads and modern technology were putting rural culture at risk, Eduardo Llerenas started recording traditional music in the hinterlands of Mexico in the 1960s....

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Saving Traditions

August 21, 2009

As globalization and new technology threaten many ancient traditions, three former Rolex Laureates in Central and South Africa are valiantly campaigning to preserve cultural and agricultural heritage for future generations. Culture comes home Cristina Bubba Zamora’s campaign to recover Bolivia’s sacred textiles has transformed her...

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