What is Ethno?

20 young musicians arrive in the UK from different corners of the globe, bringing their instruments, voices, experiences and cultures with them, to spend a week together exchanging music and building friendships. Over 7-10 days, each participant will teach the others a piece of traditional music from their culture, and then work together to arrange this collection of music from around the world. By the end of the week, this group of musicians who have never met before will become an ephemeral orchestra, connecting across borders through music.

This is part of the worldwide series of Ethno summer exchanges, supported byJeunesses Musicales International (JMI). Ethno is a unique opportunity for young people from across the globe to come together and engage through music in a manner that is characterised by respect, generosity and openness.


A typical Ethno week consists of:

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!

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