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Africa

Remembering Maestro Abreu

In memoriam: José Antonio Abreu May 7, 1939 – March 24, 2018 by Tricia Tunstall, Executive Editor We at The World Ensemble share the deep sadness of so many thousands at the death of Maestro Abreu, whose brilliant vision, boundless energy...
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Musical Updates from East Africa

Kenya National Youth Orchestra & Ghetto Classics had several noteworthy events this month: Ghetto Classics C Team (age 9-13) players wowed the prep schools at the St. Andrew’s School Orchestral Weekend in January. This is a first for the prestigious...
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Music Enlightenment Project’s Beautiful Concert Poster

Music Enlightenment Project in South Africa held their end of year celebration concert and designed some beautiful posters (see below) to help advertise for the concert. They held three performances over three weekends to much success. Date Published: 28 February 2018

Teaching Challenge: 43 Tips for 43 Years!

The World Ensemble is excited to launch its first Teaching Challenge: In honor of El Sistema‘s 43rd Birthday on 12 February, the World Ensemble is collecting 43 innovative Teaching Tips and Ideas from Sistema teachers around the world. Be a...
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El Sistema Kenya Featured in the New York Times

El Sistema Kenya was just featured in a New York Times article! Thanks to their supporters and volunteers, they now work with 200 children in four locations in Kenya: the Kawangware and Waithaka slums in Nairobi, and two locations in Juja, a low-income suburb...
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Celebrate Leonard Bernstein at 100 Together!

In 2018 the music world will celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the American composer Leonard Bernstein. A brilliant opportunity dedicated to Sistema-Inspired projects will be to perform a special arrangement of “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.” Thanks to Bernstein’s daughter...
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Musical Fusion in Nairobi

In July, Ghetto Classics in Nairobi had the great pleasure of performing as part of a concert alongside Polish composer and producer, JIMEK. With just one week of rehearsals, students performed a variety of pieces, from movie scores to pop...
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