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Most recent blog post: “False philanthropy” in the Sistema-inspired sphere

Journal articles from 2018: “‘Producing Musicians like Sausages’: New Perspectives on the History and Historiography of Venezuela’s El Sistema” – in Music Education Research

“Who watches the watchmen? Evaluating evaluations of El Sistema” – in British Journal of Music Education

(you may contact me privately for a copy if you do not have online access to these journals)

Media publications from 2017:

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

Big Noise in Raploch? Published in the Scottish Review.

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