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The Sound of Chamamé

The Sound of Chamamé is a documentary that tells the story and origins of the Chamamé music. A folkloric musical style born in the triple border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay in the beginning of the 20th century. Shot in the 3 countries and spoken in Portuguese and Spanish and featuring live exclusive live performances of the greatest artists of the genre.

  • Lucas de Barros
  • Lucas de Barros
  • Ana Paula Mendes
  • Carol Gesser
  • Antonio Tarrago Ros
    Key Cast
  • Teresa Parodi
    Key Cast
  • Luiz Carlos Borges
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ao Som do Chamamé
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 10, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
  • Language:
    Portuguese, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HDSLR
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Director Biography - Lucas de Barros

Lucas de Barros is an editor, photographer and post-production coordenator with over 10 years of experience. He has worked in countless productions all over the world, from Argentina to the United Kingdom. As a director he made videoclips and his debut in cinema was with the documentary "The Sound of Chamamé".

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Director Statement

The importance of folk music and culture can never be underestimated. In that sense, being able to document such an important part of Latin America was very rewarding and also made me feel very privileged.