el-sistem-violinist.jpgVenezuela has become a hotbed of young classical music talent thanks to a system the country has in place that lets youth of all backgrounds get their hands on precious instruments.

It’s called “el Sistema” – “the system” – and it’s all about children, about saving them – hundreds of thousands of children – through classical music.

Watch the video below, from 60 Minutes.

(Thanks to Sun Star for submitting the story!)


  1. At some times of the day, you might need to wait a few seconds for the voxnat website to load your request (this video).

    For instance, tho, it went immediately from an ad (not the one you saw) to the story. The time is 6:50 EST time here in DC on a Wednesday. Maybe some mornings they are more busy.

    : )

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