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The cult of El Sistema keeps playing on

A new book cheers the spread of an orchestra movement that can’t quite be pinned down
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Sistema in action - a capacity audience enjoys the South Bank Centre's showcase To coincide with the appearance of Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra at the South Bank Centre on Saturday 16 January 2016, there was a sho...

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A media storm seems to have been developed recently around the popularity of El Sistema (and its off-shoot, the Simon Bolivar Orchestra) along with the UK-based schemes such as In Harmony - Sistema England, which are inspired by it....

Boost for Sistema Scotland

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