Bolivia's New Jazz Sensation Is Just Seven Years Old And Blind

By Meera Dolasia on October 17, 2012

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Jose Andre Montano Baina is taking the Bolivian and the world music scene by storm. He has already performed in the some of the country's top venues including the Legislative Palace and alongside famous musicians like Bolivian rocker Glen Vargas - What's so great about that? How about the fact that Jose is just seven years old and, has no vision!

The young musician began to show signs of his incredible talent at the tender age of four when he started playing the drums with a proficiency usually displayed by artists three times his age. After mastering them, he quickly moved on to the piano and by the age of five had formed a jazz trio!

And, while the young boy knows every jazz song in the book and can play them all with great ease and confidence it is not the only kind of music he enjoys. He also loves listening to blues, heavy metal, tango, bolero and anything in between!

His extremely proud father is quick to admit that he has nothing to do with his son's unusual talent. In fact he didn't even know much about jazz until Jose started to play. He believes the young boy is just born with a 'music' chip inside him!

As for the young rising superstar? He leads a pretty normal life despite all the fame. Just like the rest of you he goes to school, does homework and yes, has chores assigned to him as well!


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  • cami_is_awesome
    cami_is_awesomeThursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm
    • puggiewuggiecutie
      puggiewuggiecutieFriday, December 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm
      • awesome_kid
        awesome_kidWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm
        He is really good
        • nikukyu
          nikukyuSaturday, October 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm
          Such a heart warming story!
          • bibliophile
            bibliophileSaturday, October 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm
            That is just amazing... Bravo! Bravo!
            • georgiaWednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm
              that is soo sweat
              • purpledonut133
                purpledonut133Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6:49 am
                you mean sweet?
              • natalieh
                nataliehSunday, April 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm
                • headream100
                  headream100Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 5:51 am
                  That is really touching. Did any of you watch the video? I learned that physical appearance doesn't matter at all as long as you are living your dream.
                  • headream100
                    headream100Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 5:50 am
                    That is really touching. Did any of you watch the video? I learned that physical appearance doesn't matter at all while living your dream.
                    • Ana YoungMonday, November 25, 2013 at 8:45 am
                      Poor kid he doesn't deserve to be blind. He's learned to live with it though. He plays the piano well very well actually, and that's his gift from God!


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