Musicians Without Borders: Rwanda Youth Music

Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager, Musicians Without Borders It was a flat-pack cajón, self-assembled in Rwanda. Hard to trust that it would hold your weight, or that the front panel wouldn’t splinter when you played it. The bass note on...
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Bringing the Joy of Music to Children of Johannesburg

By Adeyemi Oladiran, Founder and Executive Director, Music Enlightenment Project, Johannesburg, South Africa The Music Enlightenment Project (MEP) is a community-based initiative in the heart of Braamfontein, Johannesburg, with the vision of a world where the lives of all children...
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The World’s Youth Call for “Arts for Humanity”

Jeff M. Poulin, Managing Director, Creative Generation Sinai, Egypt is a fascinating place. Sitting between Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, it exists “where civilizations meet.” This theme echoed throughout the halls of the International Congress Center in Sharm...
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Funding for Artist Travel to and from Africa

For our colleagues in Africa, The Online Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for AFRICA (Third Edition) is now available free online. It provides artists and cultural workers with a directory of funders and funding opportunities for international travel to and from...
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Editorial | Competition, the Sistema Way

By Eric Booth, Co-Founder of The World Ensemble The English travel writer Pico Iyer moved to Japan 27 years ago, and his passionate hobby became playing ping-pong at a nearby club. His pleasure in the game comes from the way...
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Editorial | Athens to Texas: “We’re With You”

by Tricia Tunstall, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, The World Ensemble Over the past few months, some El Sistema activists in the United States have been mobilizing resources to launch an El Sistema program this month for immigrant children in Tornillo,...
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