Saturday, 2 August 2008

Classical music saves children in Venezuela

I just watched this on 60 minutes and it's amazing. It's about a project called El Sistema in Venezuela. Kids from really poor parts of the cities are given education and learn how to play and instrument in a classical orchestra. This opens a whole new world to this kids. They learn about culture, how to socialized with other people without using violence, and it they are really good they get to join an orchestra that goes on tour all over the world. They say as a result of music becoming a part of their life the whole view on life changes and they become doctors and lawyers instead of drug dealers. It actually made me cry when I watched this. Music can save life. Music is universal. 200 000 kids in Venezuela is proof.

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