A Sistema violinist is injured in Venezuela violence

A Sistema violinist is injured in Venezuela violence


norman lebrecht

July 23, 2017

Wuilly Arteaga, a Sistema violinist who plays his instrument in anti-government protests, has posted a video of his bullet-swollen face, pledging continued defiance.

He was hit by a volley from armed police.

‘Neither rubber bullets nor pellets will stop us,’ tweets Wuilly.

Reuters video report here.

Attacks on musicians are becoming routine in the escalating chaos fomented by the Maduro regime. Gustavo Dudamel spoke out last week, calling for an end to the bloodshed. This appears to be the regime’s instant response.


  • enemigopublico says:

    Wuilly Arteaga is not a Sistema violinist. In fact, he has been in a slanging match with Sistema musicians for a while now. He used to be part of the program but now criticizes it and its musicians for their complicity with the government.