Latin America

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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Colombian Tribute to Maestro Abreu

On May 15, 2018, the Colombian national Sistema program Batuta brought together young musicians from all over the country to join in a huge concert paying tribute to Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu, who died on March 24th.  The concert, which took...
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EDITORIAL: Musica Para La Vida En Méjico

[From the Editors] People often ask The World Ensemble team about how to start a Sistema program.  We answer, of course, that there is no typical way; each is unique. But when we received the following story of the founding...
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A Concert in Honor of Maestro Abreu

The Colombian Ministry of Culture, Fundación Nacional Batuta, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and the Embassy of Austria in Colombia, have organized an event to honor Maestro José Antonio Abreu, who passed away in Caracas on 24 March 2018. 358 musicians...
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FEATURE: My Mexico City Experience

On February 28th I traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, to play alongside young musicians like me from all around the globe, in an orchestra festival under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel and Arturo Marquez.  When I first found out I...
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