JMI Global 2018

Music For All

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JMI Global 2018: São Paulo Brazil

The JM International Global is the annual event that brings together our member organisations through a conference and General Assembly, deciding on our collective future.

The annual event gathers in a week of meetings, concerts and workshops the representatives of our 60 international delegations, musicians, programmers and music professionals that will contribute to a dynamic and engaging event intended for musical diffusion and the education of professionals working for young audiences.

The JMI Global theme for 2018 was FOR ALL: YOUTH AND MUSIC CONNECTIONS an open conference that was held from June 25 to 27, 2018, at the Auditorium of Masp, in São Paulo.

In an age of growing intolerance, we believe that music must be used to make connections. For All: youth and musical connections showcased existing musical programs and projects in Brazil and abroad that promote young entrepreneurship and recognize music as an important tool to connect different musical styles, social groups, cultural backgrounds and age groups. Participation was open to the public in order to stimulate discussion of ideas and share successful initiatives with students, educators, musicians and others.


Day 25/6, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
The social role of musicians in the 21st century With already established careers, some musicians went beyond common sense and devised powerful solutions to address relevant social problems. How can we be inspired by your experiences?

Laura Hassler is the founder and director of the NGO Musicians Without Borders. An activist since youth in US civil rights and peace movements, she studied cultural anthropology and music. He worked for the Responsibility Committee in Vietnam in Philadelphia; to the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace Delegation of Thich Nhat Hanh in Paris; and the US Fellowship of Reconciliation in New York. She founded a World Music School and acted as a diversity consultant for arts institutions while teaching singing and leading vocal groups. Laura mobilized a large network of socially conscious musicians to launch Musicians Without Borders in 1999 as one of the pioneering organizations in using music to narrow down differences, build communities and heal war wounds.

Ricardo Castro is the manager and creator of NEOJIBA (State Nuclei of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Bahia). The artist, who began his career at the age of five, when he entered the School of Music and Performing Arts of the Federal University of Bahia, graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Geneva in 1987. He completed his piano studies in Paris with Dominique Merlet. In 1993, he received the first prize in the prestigious

Leeds International Piano Competition, in England, becoming the first Latin American winner of the contest. In 2003, he began a collaboration in duo with the pianist Maria João Pires. Together they held a series of recitals in the most important concert halls in Europe. Since 1992, he teaches at the Haute École de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2013, he became the first Brazilian to receive the Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Margarete Arroyo (mediation) is a PhD and Master in Music - Music Education by the Graduate Program in Music at UFRGS. She worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Federal University of Uberlândia from 1993 to 2010. She was secretary of the Brazilian Association of Music Education between 2001 and 2003. She is a leader of the Research Group on Musical Learning in Contemporaneity (CNPq). Since August 2010, he has been teaching at UNESP, Graduation Course in Music and Post-Graduation Program in Music.

Day 25/6, 4:20 p.m. to 6 p.m.
New paths for young musicians Even with many new, easily accessible tools, some young musicians still think about their careers in a very traditional way, dreaming of miracle workers who will help them find a place in the mainstream. This panel will give us some insight into how careers can be managed in a different way.


Janek Gwizdala was born in London but lives in the United States. Bassist and producer, he has been in the international music scene for more than twenty years, touring as a band leader, working as a music director or recording some of the most respected names in the industry, including: Randy Brecker, Carlos Santana, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, John Mayer, Airto Moreira, Chuck Loeb, Peter Erskine, Flora Purim, Pat Metheny, Billy Cobham, Bob Mintzer, Marcus Miller, Jojo Mayer and Dennis Chambers.

Manu Cavalaro is the daughter of musicians and began his musical career when he was eight years old, when he reconciled his first commercial jingles recordings and the studies of erudite piano, folk piano and singing. At age 11, she was already performing as a singer at dances and events. At 18, he joined the Conservatory of Dramatic and Musical Tatuí-SP, initially studying folk piano and singing. He performed with important names in the Brazilian music scene, such as Paulo Braga, Filó Machado, Itiberê Zwarg and Renato Braz. Graduated in Music Education at the Federal University of São Carlos, which enabled her to act as a musical educator for infants and children in private schools. In 2016, he released his second album, CD Singer No.

Jacques Figueras (mediation) is a cultural producer and musician. French, has lived in Brazil for 12 years and has already signed works with prominent artists such as Madeleine Peyroux, Mike Stern, Sumi Jo, Avishai Cohen, Gregory Porter, among many others. He produced Song for Maura, an album with renowned saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera and Trio Corrente, who received the Grammy Award in 2013 and the Latin Grammy in 2014, both in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. Jacques also founded the website and blog The Subject Is Production, which stimulates interest in production and career management, becoming a reference for the new generation of Brazilian musicians and producers.

Day 26/6, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. -
Music against segregation Segregation is the main component in many of the dystopian fictions of the 21st century, probably because it is one of the most terrible representations of injustice. How can music be used to break the boundaries of prejudice and get people to understand those they are afraid of?


Carlinhos Antunes, singer, composer, arranger and instrumentalist. It has 24 works published between CDs, DVDs and documentaries, fruits of its wanderings by 45 countries gathering musicians and diverse instruments. He is currently the director of the Mundana Refugi Orchestra, which brings together 21 musicians from around the world - mostly refugees and immigrants - and has recorded a documentary to be released in 2018. His performance in the Orchestra received the stamp of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees .

Cris Lopes, founder of Singing Citizens, choir with people in situations of mental suffering that has existed for more than 20 years and regularly presents itself in the city of São Paulo. The choir won the Crazy for Diversity Award from MINC. A sanitarist psychologist with a background in Child Psychoanalysis, she is a researcher at the Health Institute of the State Health Department of São Paulo in Social Innovation projects. She is also a teacher and consultant for public policies of potentialization in propositions of interface between health, culture, education, art and human rights.

Helena Isaksson Baeck is one of the founders of Songlines Sweden (linked to Jeunesses Musicales), a project that offers young refugees in Sweden access to musical activities. In 2015, when Sweden received 35,000 unaccompanied children from 81 countries, the filmmaker and human rights journalist left the camera to work with children and young people. The Swedish organization works with choirs, orchestras, bands, music schools and festivals throughout the country, encouraging young people to express themselves through music.

Julio Maluf has a bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Music from UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista. He has been a conductor of the Singing Choral Singing Choir since 1996 and is a music teacher at the Municipal School of Artistic Initiation of São Paulo (EMIA) and at the ETEC of Artes de SP.

Alexandre Matias (mediation) covers the area of culture for 20 years and collaborated with the main communication media in Brazil. His production is centralized in the Dirty Work site and he acts as a translator, DJ, producer of parties and speaker. He is a music curator of the Centro Cultural São Paulo and Centro Cultural Terra da Terra. He is a member of the advisory board of the International Music Week of São Paulo, of the jury of popular music of the Paulista Association of Art Critics and provides advice for the Multishow Prize for Brazilian Music.

Day 26/6, from 10h50 to 12h30 -
Music and autonomy for children and young people The idea that "musical learning is essential for the development of social skills in children and adolescents" is very widespread. But we also know that music can be taught in a massacre, repeating the same mistakes of formal education. In this table, will be discussed ways to develop a sense of autonomy during the process of teaching and learning music.


Carlos Kater is an educator, musicologist and composer. PhD from the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne, with a postdoctoral degree from the same institution, he is a full professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and director of the Center for Research in Contemporary Music, Center for Research and Graduate Support at the same institution. He is one of the creators of "Música na Escola", a pioneering project that has been successfully implemented in more than 4,000 public schools in the State of Minas Gerais. From 2001 to the present, he coordinates and advises similar projects in several regions, acting as ad hoc consultant of recognized institutions (FAPESP, CNPq, CAPES, MEC, etc.).

Maria Varvarigou completed her PhD in Music Education at the Institute of Education (University of London, UK) as a fellow at the A. S. Onassis Foundation; has a master's degree in Performance from the University of York, UK, and a Bachelor's degree in Music from the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. His main areas of interest include music for health and wellness; jokes and practices of vernacular music performance; effective teaching and learning in higher and vocational education; intergenerational musical creation; and choral conducting education. In the UK she is a senior music teacher at Canterbury Christchurch University, a senior researcher at the Sidney de Haan Arts and Health Center and an honorary researcher at the UCL Institute of Education at the University of London.

Flávia Narita (mediation) is Deputy Head of the Music Department of the University of Brasília (UnB). Lecturer since 2006, was Coordinator of the Licenciatura course in Music - Daytime (2015 to 2018) and of the Music course: UAB / UnB Degree (2007 to 2010). He was a Fellow of CAPES - Doctorate Abroad (2010 to 2014), under the guidance of Prof. Lucy Green at the Institute of Education, University College, London. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music (Licenciatura) from ECA-USP and a Masters in Music Education (area: Sociology of Music Education), by the Institute of Education, University College, London, also under the guidance of Prof. Lucy Green. He was a member of the Board of Directors of ABEM - Brazilian Association of Music Education. Since 2017 he has been a member of the Research Group on Contemporary Musical Learning - APREMUS (CNPq).

Day 26/6, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. -
Collective composition and improvisation in orchestras An orchestra is still the stereotype of tradition when it comes to music. But some classical instrumentalists have developed creative methodologies to subvert the hierarchical expectations of the "old school." In this panel, we will see some practical results of the interaction between invited musicians, very young composers and a young orchestra of the Guri Project.


Filipe Sousa is a Portuguese pianist, composer and trainer with experience in various social contexts in the UK and around the world. He studied architecture, studied piano, singing and composition in Portugal and moved to London in 2008 where he received an MMus in Leadership from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which he became an associate. He founded the Quest Ensemble, a trio of contemporary classical piano that creates his own music. He currently teaches at the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Guildhall School of Music and Theater in London.

Jon Deak is the representative of the Very Young Composers program of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and under his leadership the orchestra held the world premieres of 86 works written and orchestrated by children under 13 years of age. Founded in 1995, this award-winning program has also been expanded to the international level. In it, public school children aged 9 to 13 composed and orchestrated their own songs for the New York Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, and other groups in the US and other countries. Also a prominent instrumentalist, Jon Deak was the principal bassist of the New York Philharmonic for many years. As a composer, he wrote more than 300 works that were performed by orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

Wojciech Walczak graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and the Warsaw University of Technology. Today, he works at the Guildhall Music and Theater School and the Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2012, he is the director of the LYO Polish Youth Orchestra, where he also leads workshops on improvisation and composition. In 2012, he was elected president of JM Poland. Since 2013, he is a member of the council and in 2015 became secretary of the Polish Music Council.

João Luiz Sampaio (mediation) is a journalist and music critic, executive editor of Concerto Magazine and critic of the newspaper "O Estado de S. Paulo", where he was assistant editor of the notebooks Cultura, Sabático e Caderno 2 and where he maintains a dedicated blog classical music and opera since 2008. He has performed covers throughout Brazil and Latin America, the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is the author, among other books, of "Ópera à Brasileira", "Antonio Meneses: Architecture of Emotion" and "Guiomar Novaes do Brasil".

Day 26/6, from 03:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Music education programs for the development of youth It is not only about educating virtuosos, but also about preparing musicians for life. In this panel, we will know two music education programs deeply concerned with the human development of a new generation of musicians.


Jacqueline Jove is a Cuban-American violinist who reconciles the career of interpreter with that of musical educator. From his debut concert at the age of 14, he acts as a guest soloist and at chamber concerts around the world. A passionate advocate of the arts, Jacqueline was selected by the Orchestra of the Americas as a Global Leader 2016-17. As an educator, she is the Director of Education for the Sphinx Music Organization, whose mission is to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts. In this role, she oversees the Sphinx Performance Academy, in partnership with the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music, as well as 12 violin programs at schools throughout Flint, Detroit.

Juan Fernando Giraldo Lopera is the executive director of the Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín, a program created 20 years ago that annually offers free music courses for thousands of students in Colombia. A graduate of EAFIT University's saxophone-focused music, Juan Fernando won first place in the Selmer Paris-Philippe Portejoie national saxophone competition in 2005 and a scholarship from the French Embassy for an advanced two-month course with maestro Philippe Portejoie at the National Conservatory of the Paris Region (CNR). Together with Andrés Posada, he created the project "Canto a Cidade da festa", a joint project with the Big Band Eafit, the Music School of Medellín and the City Hall of Medellín.

Nelson Rubens Kunze (mediation) holds a degree in engineering and music. He has held extension courses in Music and Communications at the University of Arts in Berlin, Germany. He is founder and director of Concerto Magazine. He was member of the Deliberative Council of the Symphonic Orchestra of USP (2001-2005) and member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Friends of the Center of Music Studies Tom Jobim (2006-2007).

Day 27/6, from 9 am to 10:30 am
Music for young people in deprivation of liberty What does it mean to be deprived of your freedom when you are just a teenager? How difficult can it be to find your way back to civil society when you are seen as a "young man who broke the law"? Music can help children, adolescents and young people regain confidence in a possible future, as we will see in two different initiatives that will be discussed in this panel.


Claudia Izabel de Siqueira Cesar Souto is a pedagogue and post-graduate in Music Education at Cantareira College, in São Paulo / SP. He has been a choirmaster and monitors the UNIFESP's Choir of Scenic Music since 2013. He has participated in several musical shows performed by the Organization. She has been an educational supervisor at Amigos do Guri since 2012, attending classes in choral singing at Polos do littoral in the State of São Paulo, Ribeira Valley and CASA Foundation.

Cristina Kaizer holds a bachelor's degree in piano, composition and regency, as well as a teacher and a Master's Degree in Education. She worked for ten years as General Supervisor of the Music Department of the Municipal Department of Education of the city of São Paulo. Currently, she is a musical educator of Projeto Guri, working at the Casa Nilo Foundation, Rio Nilo, seven years ago.

Gayighayi Mathews Mfune is the Director of Music Crossroads Malawi and the Young In Prison Project, Chairman of the Malawi Musicians Union Council, curator of the Arts and Culture Foundation, Malawi Folk Song Project Implementation Coordinator. He holds a postgraduate degree in Museums and Heritage from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and holds a bachelor's degree in Humanities of Education from the University of Malawi. He participated and received several certificates in culture and project management.

Fábio Silvestre da Silva (mediation) is a psychologist, with a master's degree from USP and a specialization in Sports Psychology from the Sedes Sapientiae Institute. Worked at the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Presidency of the Republic and in the Coordination of Policies for Children and Adolescents of the Municipal Secretariat of Human Rights and Citizenship of the City of São Paulo. He is the author of the book Futebol Libertário: a new way of playing in the measure. He is a co-founder of the Afeto na Can Project and Project Manager of the CSN Foundation, Supervisor in Socio-educational Measures Services in Open-Center, teaching postgraduate course at Sedes Sapientiae, a professor of psychology at Anhanguera University and a scholarship holder at the University Brazil.

Day 27/6, from 10h50 to 12h30
Music and cultural identity Music is a language and, therefore, carries strong cultural affirmations. In this panel, we will see how two different and courageous women use music to defend their traditions, reminding us of the complexity of Brazilian culture itself.


Beth Beli, born in the outskirts of São Paulo, was raised by a military father who said that she had to fight to "be someone in life." Beth understood only what he meant when his world began to expand to other regions. In a society with deep racist roots, the black girl had to prove that she could go further. And she chose the drums as instruments of struggle. A military school student in her youth, she now leads a different "army." More than 300 women await her signals to echo the sounds of agogôs, xequerés, great drums and djembes: she commands the Afro group Ilú Obá of Min - name Yoruba which means "female hands that play drum for Xangô". They advocate the empowerment of women, the strength of the African matrix culture, and the right to occupy public spaces.

Djuena Tikuna, whose name means "the jaguar that jumps in the river", was born in the indigenous land Tikuna Umariaçu, in Amazonas, on the border between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. He has performed in several shows in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. He recently participated in the musical campaign "Demarcação Já" alongside MPB stars such as Chico César, Gilberto Gil, Maria Betânia and Ney Matogrosso. Author of more than 20 compositions, she is the first native singer and composer of the Amazon to conquer the musical scene singing in the language of its people, Magüta. His lyrics speak of cultural resistance, indigenous identity, rituals and threats to indigenous rights.

Magda Pucci (mediation) is a musician (arranger, composer and performer), and researcher of the music of several peoples for more than 20 years. She holds a bachelor's degree from ECA-USP, a master's degree in anthropology from PUC-SP and a PhD in Performance and Creative Arts from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He directs and produces Mawaca, a group that recreates songs from different traditions of the world, having already toured in Spain, Germany, China, Portugal, Bolivia, Greece and France.


Day 25/6, at 8:30 pm, concert with Janek Gwizdala, Salomão Soares and Edu Ribeiro in the auditorium of Masp. Tickets must be taken 1 hour in advance.

Day 26/6, at 6pm, show with members of Ethno Brazil, at the Free Voyage of Masp. About 

Ethno Brazil: Between June 17 and 27, 2018, young musicians from all over the world will meet on a farm in the interior of São Paulo. For 10 days, they will participate in the first edition of Ethno Brazil. Ethno is a Jeunesses Musicales International program for world music and traditional music. Founded in 1990, it is aimed at young musicians (13-30 years old) with the mission of reviving and keeping alive the global cultural heritage. At the heart of Ethno is a democratic learning approach whereby young people teach one another the music of their countries and cultures. The festival offers a unique opportunity for young people from all over the world to connect through music from concepts such as respect, generosity and openness.