Daniel Barenboim calls on South America to take more refugeesmain
In a public conversation in Buenos Aires with the former Spanish prime minister Felipe Gonzalez, the conductor said Latin American governments needed to show more initiative in the present crisis.
He was grateful to Argentina for welcoming his own parents, who came from Russian refugee families, and urged the country to rise to the hour of need. This, he said, is ‘the only country where it seems completely logical to have multiple identities.’
Barenboim is presently in BA with his West-East Diwan Orchestra and fellow-first gen Argentine, Martha Argerich.