Ethno: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Ethno camps in 20 countries in 2018... and some Ethnos already announced for 2019!

  • about 1 year ago

2018 was an amazing year for Ethno, and 2019 is already looking even better!

In 2018, JMI's Ethno program saw folk and traditional music camps run in 20 countries, from Uganda to Denmark, New Zealand to Brazil.

(Photo: Ethno India participants smile for the camera)

Ethnos have already been announced for early 2019 in Cambodia (7-14 January), New Zealand (14-28 January), and France (6-17 March).

Last month, Ethnofonik also ran in France, providing a training course for Ethno participants to equip them with the knowledge and skills to facilitate cultural and musical exchanges, and to help them spread the Ethno philosophy around the world. They also performed an amazing concert. Check out the video below! 

Ethno is JMI's global program for folk, world and traditional music. The program, founded in 1990, is aimed at young musicians aged 13-30 with a mission to revive and keep alive global cultural heritage amongst youth. Each Ethno event embraces a combination of workshops, jam sessions, seminars and performances to develop young musicians both personally and technically. At the heart of the Ethno philosophy is a focus on peer-to-peer learning as a method for cultural exchange. 

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(Photo: Ethno jams at Ethno England, as part of the Tandem Festival)