Thursday, January 16, 2014

El Sistema: Changing Lives Through Music

Venezuela is the home of a music program that's so extraordinary it has been hailed as the future of classical music itself.
This is the remarkable accomplishment of a great humanist, José Antonio Abreu, who dedicated his life to set up the 'Sistema' in 1975, an extraordinary music and social project which has been running in Venezuela in an attempt to transform the lives of the nations poorest children.

Also click HERE watch Bob Simon On Venezuela's Groundbreaking Musical Education Program This segment was originally broadcast on CBS on April 13, 2008. It was updated on July 16, 2008.

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