Music with a mission to help
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”
When we heard about the project of El Sistema Greece, we immediately thought: this is our chance as musicians to help. In Greece, still thousands of refugees live in camps under extremely poor conditions. Many of them are traumatized, particularely the children, and many children are orphans or have lost contact with their families. El Sistema Greece was launched to face the challenges of this situation.
Similar to the originalEl Sistema idea, which was born in Venzuela in 1975 to bring musical education to children living in slums or under critical social and economical conditions, El Sistema Greece offers musical education to refugee children. It encourages musical activity, it brings concerts and it empowers cultural diversity by exchanging musical traditions. Integration is supported by combining musical and language education, teaming up with Greek musical and pedagogical institutions.
What we want to do
We believe that il pomo d’oro, a typical group of ‘musical migrants’ with many different nationalities, is a perfect ambassador of the el sistema idea, and we see it as our heartfelt responsibility to help with what we know best: music. We contribute to El Sistema Greece as a group by giving concerts and workshops and as individuals by providing instrumental lessons and tutoring.
What can you do?
Any financial support of the project is highly appreciated. It will be exlusively used to finance teachers of the El Systema method, to cover travel expenses of our musicians ( they work for free), and to provide the material necessary for the children’s music lessons, including instruments. All activities are documented on our website and on social media.