On 20 August 2015, the children of Centro Educativo La Barranca saw their dream come true when 100 musical instruments from Switzerland finally arrived.
We call them "dormant instruments": musical instruments, locked up in cellars, stored in attics, used for a short period then set aside, unused. These are instruments that many supporters of the Crescendo con la Musica Foundation kindly decided to awaken to give a new life, in the hands of children in Mexico.
These are private individuals or Swiss institutions, such as the Lausanne Conservatory or the Ecole Sociale de Musique in Lausanne. In two years, we were able to collect 100 instruments and bring them to Guadalajara with the support of Aeromexico, who offered us a special shipping contract. The joy and wonder of the children, excited by the sheer number of violins, flutes, clarinets, saxophones and trumpets, was pure magic. They could not believe their eyes!
For the first time, the bridge between Switzerland and Mexico had become tangible.