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The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

The World’s Youth Call for “Arts for Humanity”

03-04-2020

Sinai, Egypt is a fascinating place. Sitting between Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, it exists “where civilizations meet.” This theme echoed throughout the halls of the International Congress Center in Sharm El Sheikh last December during the World Youth Forum.

Key Learning from the Field: Trust and Empower Your Community

01-07-2020

In the summer of 2014, I arrived on a rainforest island called Pohnpei, in Micronesia (a country in the region of Oceania) to teach high school English. When the school lacked the resources to enable students to explore their passions for music and basketball, the students and I started looking for solutions. This initiative evolved into The International Sports and Music Project (ISMP), an organization that uses sports and music as powerful tools for mental health.

The Ambassadors’ Exchange, July 2019

07-02-2019

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Safaricom Youth Orchestra

07-02-2019

The Safaricom Youth Orchestra (SYO) is a flagship project of Safaricom Company Ltd., Kenya’s leading mobile phone company, and managed by the Art of Music Ltd. on behalf of the company.  The orchestra is committed to its mission of ‘establishing a youth ensemble that presents the best in personal and collective discipline and development through orchestral music performance’.

The Ambassadors’ Exchange, May 2019

05-07-2019

Exciting things have been happening every day this month at Ghetto Classics. We had 4 two-week camps take place. First was the Ghetto Classics Mukuru kwa Ruben, a music program in Nairobi. The kids have grown a lot during the last camp performance.

More than Music: Why Brass for Africa believes music teaches more than learning an instrument

04-30-2019

“Problem!” says Brass for Africa teacher Micheal Nyombi to a crowd of eager girls in Kampala, Uganda at the Retrak Bulamu Centre (a subsection of Retrak, a registered charity that focuses on rehabilitating girls living on the street).

The Ambassadors’ Exchange, April 2019

03-31-2019

Zohra and Dream Orchestras met two days before the concert to rehearse, eat, and laugh together. The young musicians had many experiences to share. One just came from his homeland, while another escaped four years ago. One took an instrument instead of a weapon to fight for what she loves, while another chose to migrate.

Ten Years of Music Enlightenment Project, 2009-2019

03-31-2019

The Music Enlightenment Project (MEP) was initially inspired and conceived as a response to requests for private music lessons, and to the identified need to occupy children after regular school time within the inner city of Johannesburg, South Africa. A few colleagues in their undergraduate years at the University of Witswatersrand came together to discuss the idea of a community music project.

The Ambassadors’ Exchange, March 2019

03-01-2019

On 9 February, the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY), led by their conductor Joshua Dos Santos, performed a pre-Valentine’s Day concert titled “Musika at Misyon” (Music and Mission) at the Sun Life Amphitheater in the BGC Arts Center in Taguig, Metro Manila. They played an eclectic mix of pieces, from classical works such as Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 8 and Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, to fun pieces such as the “Mission Impossible” theme and “Mambos” by Toussaint and Perez Prado, as well as classic Filipino favorites. What made this concert special was that for a few pieces, the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth and the Ang Misyon Children’s Orchestra performed as one ensemble for the first time.

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