Languages in danger of being lost get rescued by Mexican composer’s music

Americas Now

A composer is on a quest to preserve indigenous languages in Mexico.

Leticia Armijo is the founder of Yolotli, an all-female choir singing songs in languages that could become extinct.

The choir is spreading their music throughout the country with their concerts. They hope their indigenous compositions become a permanent part of Mexico’s music education program.

Leticia and her choir have been performing across Mexico for the past seven years. They also started a music exchange program with indigenous communities in Bolivia and Chile.

Check out our Urban Voice on Leticia Armijo to hear the melodic sounds of her choir Yolotli.