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Ambassadors Updates, September 2020

Quarantunes Playlist from The Ambassadors Axelle Miel, Ambassadors Program Leader, Philippines Though we enjoy getting to report about each of our programs on The World Ensemble, we Ambassadors have agreed that this routine has gotten quite monotonous. Two weeks ago,...
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Ambassador Updates, July 2020

Linet Othieno, Ghetto Classics (Nairobi, Kenya) These past three months have been quite a challenge. We have experienced increased country-wide unemployment, gender-based violence, murder cases, robbery, and much more throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. The Ghetto Classics programs in all centers...
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Ambassador Updates, June 2020

Radomir Perišić, El Sistema Serbia At the moment I started writing this, there were about 3 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, nearly 1.5 million in Europe alone. Now, here in my home country of Serbia, the situation is settling, and...
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Ambassador Updates, May 2020

Axelle Miel, Ang Misyon Cebu (The Philippines) Quarantine and lockdown, now familiar to all of us, have prevented in-person school and lessons for the last month. While this social distancing means that fewer people can be infected, it also means...
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Ambassador Updates, April 2020

Axelle Miel, Ang Misyon Cebu (Philippines) Inspired by a book recently donated to us, we recently began using a new method of rote learning for beginner students. With this new book to guide us, we not only have more insight...
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Ambassador Updates, March 2020

Stephen Ongoma, Ghetto Classics (Kenya) El Sistema Kenya (Ghetto Classics) has come up with an art lab where children between the ages of 5 to 7 can learn music in a safe and clean environment. Most of the arts programs...
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Introduction to the New 2020 Ambassadors

Last year, The World Ensemble launched the Ambassadors network to bring students from El Sistema-inspired programs around the world closer together. This year, that work continues with four new Ambassadors. These incredible musicians from Serbia, Uganda, Utah, and California will...
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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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The Ambassadors’ Exchange, Jan 2020

Stephen Ongoma, Ghetto Classics, Nairobi, Kenya “A Ten-Year Celebration of Youth Orchestras in Kenya” Ten years ago, the Kenyan Art of Music Foundation was established to help nurture the talents of young Kenyan musicians from humble backgrounds. As a result,...
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The Ambassadors’ Exchange, Dec 2019

Axelle Miel, Philippines “Bidirectional Learning” I have recently started reading about the El Sistema philosophy of learning through ensembles, so I’ve been incorporating short and simple pieces into our weekly lessons so that the students can get a chance to...
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