Latest news

New blog post: “El Sistema rising up?” My response to recent articles in The Conversation and the New York Times. I also published shorter and more journalistic articles in The Conversation and The Guardian.

See also several other recent published articles:

Big Noise in Raploch? Published in the Scottish Review.

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


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


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