Young musicians from all over the world will meet in Brazil

Between June 17th and 27th, musicians aged between 18 and 30, from all over the world, will meet on a farm in the interior of São Paulo. For 12 days, they will participate in the first edition of Ethno Brazil.

Ethno is Jeunesses Musicales International’s program for folk, world and traditional music. Founded in 1990, it is aimed at young musicians (13-30) with a mission to revive and keep alive global cultural heritage. Present in many countries, Ethno engages young people through series of annual international music camps, as well as workshops and concerts, working together with schools, conservatories and other groups of youth to promote peace, tollerance and understanding.

At the core of Ethno is a democratic peer-to- peer learning approach whereby young people teach each other the music from their countries and cultures. It is a non-formal pedagogy that has been refined over the past 25 years, embracing the principals of intercultural dialogue and understanding. Ethno provides a unique opportunity for young people from across the globe to come together and democratically engage through music in a manner that is characterised by the respect, generosity and openness.

Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) is the world’s largest non-profit organisation enabling young people to develop through music. Through over 40,000 diverse musical activities per year JMI outreaches more than 5,000,000 young people from 80 countries. JMI uses the universal power of music as a tool for empowerment and transformation, striving to make the world a better place for all.