Ethno USA

Present in 20 countries and 5 continents, this intercultural global music program with a rich 30-year history now arrives in the USA.

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ethno usa

A partnership of Folk Alliance International and membership organization Jeunesses Musicales International, Ethno promotes the preservation of cultural heritage, fosters intercultural dialogue, and pioneers an inclusive peer-to-peer method of learning about music and culture.

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Help make Ethno USA a reality


Applications for our Ethno USA summit will open in early 2020. Learn more about the model, participant eligibility, and details. 


We’re in the process of selecting our site location partner. See our RFP to better understand our partnership needs and hopes.


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Support Ethno via Folk Alliance International.

about folk alliance international

FAI’s mission is to serve, strengthen, and engage the global folk music community through preservation, presentation, and promotion. The leading international voice for folk music, FAI ‘s expanded global network includes more than 3,000 members, and a worldwide community of cultural sector entrepreneurs and leaders including artists, record companies, publishers, presenters, agents, managers, arts administrators, diplomats, and more. 

about Jeunesses Musicales International

JMI is the largest youth music NGO in the world, created in Brussels, Belgium in 1945 with the mission to enable young people to develop through music across all boundaries. With member organizations in 40 countries and contact organisations in another 15, JMI is a global network providing opportunities for young people to engage with music. The JMI network reaches over 6 million young people aged 13-30 per year through more than 40,000 activities embracing all styles of music, and coordinating cross-border exchanges on the international level.