As we traveled around Paraguay, we met students from all walks of life. Some came from middle-class families, and some lived in rural areas where an entire village shared a single telephone. Sonidos de la Tierra began five years ago by establishing music schools in 18 villages. Today, Sonidos de la Tierra is active in more than 40 towns, according to its director, Luis Szarán, and many of the earliest students are now teachers. Geographically, Sonidos schools are concentrated in the southern half of Paraguay, which is also the more developed part of the country.