Latin America

A Message from Fundación Musical Simón Bolivar

Fundamusical, the administrative organization of Venezuela’s El Sistema, announced that it had registered the 900,000th member of El Sistema. Nine year old Valentina Carrero recently joined. Our colleagues in Venezuela continue to grow the program, even during hard economic times, toward their...
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A Journey With Wings

On February 28th, eight students of Sistema New Brunswick took off for Mexico City, embarking on a long journey that highlighted the even longer musical journey they are taking in their lives. Years ago, these students began with instruments made...
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Music for Reconciliation in Colombia

This year, more than 18,000 young victims of violence in Colombia will continue changing their reality through collective musical practice. “Music for Reconciliation” is Fundación Batuta’s most impactful program and is supported by a partnership with the Ministry of Culture;...
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Concierto Debut Orqueta Juan José Landaeta

On Saturday, January 27, the Juan José Landaeta Symphony Orchestra (OSJJL) debuted in the Simón Bolívar concert hall at the National Center of Social Action Through Music. The orchestra demonstrated its musical excellence in a performance of Gustav Mahler’s First...
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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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