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Africa

The Ambassadors’ Exchange, March 2019

Music and Mission: Bridging the Years through Music by Axelle Miel (Philippines) On 9 February, the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY), led by their conductor Joshua Dos Santos, performed a pre-Valentine’s Day concert titled “Musika at Misyon” (Music and...
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Updates from El Sistema Kenya

El Sistema Kenya (ESK) has programs in two underprivileged areas of Nairobi, Kawangware and Waithaka.  ESK reports two recent changes they are working on.  First, they get many requests from people wanting to visit and/or teach, but often, the visits provide no funding,...
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Save the Date: Make Music Day will be 21 June

Every year, in increasing numbers, musicians around the world take to the streets on 21 June for Make Music Day.  The celebration began 36 years ago in France and now includes over 800 cities.  Amateur musicians, professionals, teachers giving free...
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The Ambassadors’ Exchange, February 2019

Honk, Blow ‘n Screech at OrKidstra by Jennifer Ong (Canada) As OrKidstra is growing, we are starting off the new year by welcoming a fresh group of beginner students, ages 8-12. Last week, to help these students make an informed...
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Ghetto Classics End-of-Year Concert + Video

Ghetto Classics in Kenya held a special concert on 18th November at St. John’s Community Centre in Korogocho. Students had the opportunity to showcase all of the work they had done this year. In lieu of ticket sales, attendees were...
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Youth Orchestra of Namibia News

The following are news updates from Youth Orchestra of Namibia: Our first two concerts of the second school term were at retirement homes. The first concert was on 29 June at Susanne Grau Heim and the next one was on 18...
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New Ghetto Classics Music Video features SAWA Life

Students from Ghetto Classics in Nairobi have created a new music video that you can view below. For this video, students partnered with SAWA, an organization that partners with local Kenyan women to make beaded decorations for technology like headphones (which can...
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