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Batuta Students Perform in Music Festivals Around the World

09-15-2018

“For the National Batuta Foundation in Colombia, the international exchange of its participants in different music training programs around the world represents a unique opportunity to provide new knowledge, break mental boundaries, and generate hope for a better future within the brightest young musicians of Batuta.  It is, therefore, a mechanism that promotes meaningful social mobility and generates fully cultural citizens,” commented Para María Claudia Parias Durán, Executive President of the National Batuta Foundation.

An Orchestra Dedicated to Social Justice

09-10-2018

Read an inspiring interview with Joseph Jones.  He’s a multi-instrumental musician, composer, conductor, and the founder of the Orchestra Amadeus, whose mission is to promote social justice through classical music.

Community Arts Toolkit

09-10-2018

How do you design, fund, and lead a great community arts project?  If you live in New Zealand, or want to learn from its example, you now have good answers.

Batuta’s “Music at the Borders”

09-02-2018

The Colombian project “Music at the Borders” was created to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the border areas of the country.  The project is run by the country’s national Sistema program, the National Batuta Foundation, and financed by the Colombian Chancellery within the framework of Colombia’s Plan Fronteras para la Prosperidad (Border Plan for Prosperity). 

NEOJIBA goes on its Seventh International Tour

09-02-2018

The NEOJIBA Youth Orchestra of Bahia, Brazil will embark on its seventh international tour this coming month. Students will perform nine concerts in Italy, Switzerland and France, beginning on 2 September in Torino, and finishing with an already sold-out concert at the Philharmonie de Paris.

Around the Sistema World with Hannah, Part Five: Sangeet4All

09-02-2018

Weeks seven and eight of my international adventure were spent in New Delhi visiting the Shubhendra and Saskia Rao Foundation. This husband-wife duo of internationally renowned musicians created the program Sangeet4All, a music education curriculum with the mission to empower and uplift people through the rich culture of Indian classical music.

From Korogocho to Kogelo: Ghetto Classics Performs for Barack Obama

09-02-2018

At 5am on the 15th of July 2018, 17 members of Ghetto Classics set off from Korogocho destined for Kogelo, in Siaya County, in the Western part of Kenya. Ghetto Classics had been invited to perform with the Kenyan singing sensation Eric Wainaina at the opening ceremony of the Sauti Kuu Foundation – Sports and Recreation Centre.

Sistema Toronto De-Funded

09-02-2018

In the June 2018 issue of The World Ensemble, we enthusiastically reported that Sistema Toronto had been granted $500,000 by the Ontario provincial government as part of a significant new investment in arts education.

Around the Sistema World with Hannah, Part Four: Kenya

08-14-2018

My second trip to Kenya was definitely one for the books: packed with dozens of class visits, several hundred students, and two of the most inspiring organizations that East Africa has to offer. Over the course of three weeks, I had the opportunity to work with two different Sistema-inspired organizations. The first half of my trip was spent with El Sistema Kenya.

Join the SIMM-posia!

08-12-2018

The first Social Impact of Music Making Research Seminar will be held 5-9 November in Helsinki, Finland at the Sibelius Academy Training Center.

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