El Sistema

Jan 27, 2012

Thousands of children struggling against poverty find hope - and the path to a better life - through classical music.

Its not some pipedream...but a very real and inspiring story of El Sistema - The System: a music phenomenon in Venezuela that’s touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids and captured the attention of the world.

Today, we talk with the author of a book about El Sistema. We’ll also speak with educators who are using music to transform the lives of students right here in Connecticut.

How has learning to play a musical instrument enriched your life, or the life of your child?....and at a bleak time for arts education in America...how can we use the arts to help lift kids out of poverty?