Inspired by the work of Jose Antonio Abreu in Venezuela, people all over the world are using ensemble music as a tool for social change with low income youth. El Sistema Colorado's mission is to empower children by providing an intensive music program that teaches the importance of teamwork, promotes self-confidence, and instills the value of social responsibility.
Jamie is an Artist Advocate for Compassion International. She believes it is one of the most effective ways to change the face of poverty around the world today. There are many organizations doing this kind of work, but Jamie can share many reasons with you why she chose to not only support, but advocate for this one!
“Music has to be recognized as an...agent of social development in the highest sense, because it transmits the highest values – solidarity, harmony, mutual compassion.”
~ José Antonio Abreu