Latin America

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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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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Batuta Receives the Fair Saturday Award

In October, Fundación Nacional Batuta received the Fair Saturday Award as a recognition of its 26 years of transforming the lives of tens of thousands of children and teenagers through music and promoting music as a bastion of reconciliation and...
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Singing Their Way into New Connections

In March 2016, choir students from Bay Area Music Project in Alameda, California had the opportunity to collaborate with young instrumental music students from Music Heals International in Port au Prince, Haiti. Teaching Artists from both programs chose two songs (“We’re Going To...
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Introducing the Ecopetrol-Batuta Alliance

The Ecopetrol-Batuta Alliance will benefit more than 2,000 Colombian children and teenagers. Participants from the regions of Huila, Meta, Santander, and Casanare will receive general music, choral, and orchestral training, which will benefit community development in those areas as well...
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Batuta Welcomes the World

For Fundación Nacional Batuta in Colombia, 2017 has been a year of important international collaborations. The first was with Buskaid, a South African music academy founded by Rosemary Nalden that works with more than 125 students to ensure high quality...
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La Milagrosa Performs for the Elderly

La Milagrosa, one of La Red’s schools for strings in Medellín, Colombia, is preparing its third neighborhood tour. Students will spend a full day visiting local elderly homes, where they will perform a concert and spend time with the residents,...
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