To Each Its Own
Bostonia leverages multiple platforms for outstanding results.
By Tony Silber
Online, you will find yourself in this 2,000-year-old village, riding shotgun as a Portuguese journalist steers his way past the stone houses of Bendada during the opening scene of a 14-minute video. You’ll see the quiet streets and hear the strain in your host’s voice as he explains how local youth have been leaving the town to find their futures elsewhere.
You’ll glimpse the dedication of the local and visiting musicians and their instructors in a dozen photo stills that capture their rehearsals in black and white before, as you scroll down the page, these images render into living color. And then you’ll hear the music — in a church, in the town center, against the backdrop of those stone buildings — in three short videos and a single haunting audio clip. In other words, you’ll experience the Bendada Music Festival.