El Sistema : A visionary global movement that transforms the lives of children through music. A new model for social change.

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33 years ago in a parking garage in Caracas, Dr. José Antonio Abreu gathered together 11 children to play music. El Sistema was born. It now teaches music to 300,000 of Venezuela’s poorest children, demonstrating the power of ensemble music to dramatically change the life trajectory of hundreds of thousands of a nation’s youth while transforming the … Read the rest >

Edward Salim Michael : The Attention and its Importance

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A human being’s attention is the most precious treasure he possesses. Its purpose, force, and importance in life may not be very obvious, since through long, habitual, and instinctive use it is generally taken too much for granted. (…)

On the higher planes of life, the human being’s attention plays a particularly vital role in great artistic … Read the rest >