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Two new blog posts: 7 things to know about the IDB graphic, and Is anyone paying attention to the big issues?

Journal article just published: 

“‘Producing Musicians like Sausages’: New Perspectives on the History and Historiography of Venezuela’s El Sistema”

(access here or contact me privately for a copy if you do not have online access to this journal)

See also several media and journal publications from 2017:

Articles on El Sistema and politics in The Conversation and The Guardian.

Big Noise in Raploch? Published in the Scottish Review.

The IDB reports on El Sistema. Published in Epistemus (in Spanish).

Too little, too late: Venezuelans respond to Gustavo Dudamel. Published in VAN magazine. 


A complete archive of my English posts is now available at El Sistema blog

The Spanish posts are archived at El Sistema blog en español.

I have closed my other website, Future posts will only be available here on