This summer’s Ethno 2009 will take place in Belgium Croatia, Estonia, Slovenia, Sweden and Uganda; bringing together young folk/traditional/ethnic musicians from around the world. They will share and learn from each other through a variety of fun and unique cultural activities that embrace a holistic approach to music pedagogy placing emphasis on communal learning rather than individual excellence. It is open to traditional/folk musicians between 15-28.
Dates for Ethno 2009:
Ethno Croatia (11-17 July, 2009)
Held at the International Cultural Centre of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia, a World Meeting Centre of JMI and Ethnombient festival in Salona, near Split! Mentors: Dario Marusic (Croatia), Lidija Dokuzovic (Croatia) and Allan Skrobe (Sweden).
Ethno Estonia (17-23 July 2009)
Instrumental, singing and dance workshops introducing mostly Estonian traditional music and including performances at the Viljandi Folk Music Festival which receives more than 20.000 visitors.
Ethno Flanders (20-27 July 2009)
10th anniversary edition with artistic leaders Allan Skrobe, Vincent Noiret and Rémy Decker
Ethno Histria (29 June- 7 July 2009)
In addition to concerts in the village, town, monastery and cave, we will also perform on 2 street theatre festivals, in a jail and other interesting places.
Ethno Sweden (2-10 July 2009)
Celebration of 20 years of Ethno Sweden. Participants will be part of a big closing performance at Musik vid Siljan festival and all ex-ethno participants are invited to a special anniversary party at the Folkmusikens Hus in Rattvik on the last day.
Ethno Uganda (6-13 September 2009)
Join the first Ethno Uganda this year. Mentors Mattias Perez and Nina Perez (Sweden), local music specialists and much much more.
Ethno is a program of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), the world’s largest youth and music network. Ethno uses peer-to-peer education, inviting young folk musicians to teach each other, by ear, the traditional folk songs from their cultures and to learn those of other participants. Through a combination of workshops, jam sessions, seminars, and performances, musicians have the opportunity to learn a variety of musical styles from around the world. The end result is a fabulous tapestry of sound and movement, where musicians and other artists (dancers, puppeteers, etc) exchange and explore new rhythms and sounds, taking their skills to a whole new level.