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Happy 41st Birthday, El Sistema!

To celebrate the 41st birthday of El Sistema in Venezuela, Fundamusical has compiled a film of clips from speeches and presentations by José Antonio Abreu, beginning with his talk in 1975 to the original “pioneers” of El Sistema: Ayer 12.02.16...
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Best, Next and Radical: Practice in Participatory Arts

The Third International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC3) brings artist educators together from around the world for three days, just after the ISME (International Society of Music Education) conference in Glasgow. ITAC3 is in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 3-5, with the theme...
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WOW, what a beautiful setting to make Big Noise!

The Symphony Orchestra of Big Noise Raploch, near Stirling, Scotland, was invited by the The William Walton Foundation to perform at La Mortella on the Italian island of Ischia, as part of the Festival of Youth Orchestras. This opportunity for...
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Sibelius would be proud…

In February, eight representatives of El Sistema Sweden visited El Sistema Kenya (ESK) in Nairobi to assist ESK’s new program (its second site) in the Juja slum. The representatives brought donated violins, flutes, trumpets and clarinets, led workshops and master...
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Signed, Sealed, and Performed – Portugal and Venezuela

On October 17, 2015, an official protocol was signed between Orchestra Geração/Sistema Portugal and Fundacion Musical Simon Bolivar/El Sistema Venezuela. This step sealed the relationship between the historical founders of El Sistema and one of the first and most extensive...
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