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New article: “Big Noise in Raploch?” Published in the Scottish Review. Read it here

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Authoritarianism and talent flight: Cracks in the System of Orchestras.

The IDB reports on El Sistema: New perspectives on the history and historiography of Venezuela’s National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras. Published in Epistemus (in Spanish).

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

IDB study sheds doubt on El Sistema’s claims of social inclusion and transformation


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