Latin America

Teachers from Mexico and Germany Learn Together

In October, ten teachers from Musica Para la Vida (Music for Life) in Mexico traveled to Berlin, Germany to participate in an international seminar, organized in part by the Federal Association of Cultural Education for Children and Youth of Germany. The...
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Mexican Conductor’s Tribute to Maestro Abreu

Watch a moving 4-minute tribute to Jose Antonio Abreu by Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, who was invited many times by Maestro Abreu to guest-conduct the Simon Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela.  De la Parra, currently the music director of...
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Medellín welcomes Composer Arturo Márquez

The 12th annual Festival of Books and Culture  was recently held in Medellín, Colombia. The final evening of the festival featured a performance by members of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín, Iberacademy, Sinfónica de Antioquia, and Orquesta Sinfónica EAFIT, under the...
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Batuta’s “Music at the Borders”

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...
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NEOJIBA goes on its Seventh International Tour

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...
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The Busiest Spot on the Sistema Globe

We just passed the darkest part of the Sistema world year in the Southern Hemisphere and the lightest part of the year in the North—do you know what the BUSIEST place in the Sistema world is all year long?  It’s...
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