Just in: Germans back a new sistema for Brazil

Just in: Germans back a new sistema for Brazil


norman lebrecht

January 10, 2012

Hot on the heels of Alex Klein’s initiative in Paradise province, Die Zeit has a report today on a German-backed initiative called Neojiba, run by the pianist and conductor, Riccardo Castro. The artistic input comes from Germany, the knowhow from Venezuela. Maria Joao Pires is a big supporter.

Read on and watch video here.

Members of the Youth Orchestra of Bahia


  • Thiago says:

    Dear Mr Lebrecht,
    Thanks for this post.
    Readers should go to our website http://www.neojiba.org to know more about our work.
    Actually our funds comes mainly from Bahia State Government and this together wit the multiplication idea always looking for excellence are what make us an “El Sistema” program.
    Deutsche Welle only had an artistic exchange with us.
    No money involved so far.