is a unique project for traditional/folk musicians aged 18-30, run by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI)
. At Ethno, young folk musicians come together to teach each other traditional folk music from their own cultures
. Through a combination of workshops, jam sessions and performances, participants have the opportunity to discover a whole host of different musical cultures while building a global network of musicians. Bringing together participants from a variety of cultural backgrounds, Ethno is a space for intercultural learning, friendship, and creativity.
A typical Ethno week consists of:
- daytime tune-learning and arranging workshops, in which participants take turns to lead a tune from their country
- evening activities such as communal cooking, sessions, workshops with local musical groups, dances, and local tourism activities
- concerts and performances to share the multi-cultural set we have created
- attending a festival and giving workshops
Ethno camps happen in countries all around the world every year — go to the Ethno World website for more information and more chances to take part!