The Piano

Translated by Sofia Saldanha and Amanda Booth

Sofia Saldanha is an award winning audio producer. She started her radio adventure in Portugal at Rádio Universitária do Minho, has a masters degree in Radio and is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Sofia is part of In The Dark, a non-profit organization based in London, that presents audio documentaries from around the world to live audiences. In 2018 she started In The Dark Lisboa. Sofia is the author of a documentary series that tells the story of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa.

My Namesake is the King of Italodisco

This short documentary was the winner of Tempo Documentary Festival‘s Short Dox Radio award in 2019.

Fredrik Ramel is a radio journalist and graduate from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Currently producer and host for the podcast P3 Dystopia for Sveriges Radio, a show about the dangers facing mankind, and how to prevent a dystopian future.

Echoes Of Our Confinement

Made in April 2020, Las Raras recorded this episode in their apartment in Santiago de Chile during the mandatory quarantine to prevent Covid-19.

This episode features soundscapes recorded in Barra de Valizas, Uruguay, in Robinson Crusoe Island and in Coihueco, Chile.

Las Raras is a Spanish-language non-fiction storytelling podcast that features people who resist norms, who work for social change and challenge the status quo. 

To date, Las Raras has published 26 episodes across 4 seasons. The 20-30 minute episodes include first-person testimonials, field reporting, soundscapes, sound design and original music to make it a unique documentary-style podcast in Latin America. 

Las Raras has been recognized with various awards and grants, including funding from the IWMF and was chosen among thousands of applicants to be part of the inaugural Google Podcasts creator program. 

Co-Creator, Host and Content Director: Catalina May is a journalist from Chile who worked for more than a decade in press and in academia before creating Las Raras. 

Co-Creator and Sound Director: Martín Cruz is an experienced sound engineer, musician, and aerial cinematographer.