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    [SINGING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]This is the sound of Ochumare, featuringa Cuban, two Venezuelans, and a Swiss drummer.

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    [SINGING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]Ever since they won the Montreux Jazz Festival's French program,Montreux 2, they've played at the main festival,prestigious jazz clubs across Europe, and recorded two CDs.

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    That makes them the perfect showcasefor the festival, which doesn't just book big names,but tries to promote new talent as well, preferablywith Swiss roots.[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]Ochumare won the jazz competition.And what's really symbolic is that their leader is Cuban,a virtuoso violinist who plays in Lausanne Chamber Orchestra

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    and who's a teacher at the Advanced School of Music.And also, she's held onto her roots.So she symbolizes Switzerland, but a Switzerlandthat's open to the world.And the group itself is certainly not complaining.[MUSIC]

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    [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]It represents ...

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