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There is a fascinating article on the BBC website at the moment: Britain’s most musical estate?. It describes a project on a rough council estate in Scotland which has established a local children’s orchestra called The Big Noise. All accounts suggest that this is proving an effective tool of regeneration in the area.

If you have eight minutes to spare, watch the stirring interview with conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who speaks with passion about the work, which has been inspired by the El Sistema movement in his native Venezuela.

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