El Sistema, Venezuela's System of Youth.
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Since its founding in 1975, Venezuela’s System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras called “El Sistema”, has used music education as a vehicle for social change. It cultivates an “affluence of spirit,” which today brings hope, joy, and positive social impact to one million children and their families throughout the country. This unprecedented success has inspired hundreds of similar programs in at least 60 countries worldwide. This video talks about the emergence of El Sistema, its teaching methodology, and academic programs that benefit low-income children in Venezuela. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, El Sistema’s artistic programs have adapted to digital strategies to continue significantly influencing music education and training in Venezuela.
By Trópico 70 Diggin Lab.