Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) is the largest youth music NGO in the world with the mission to "enable young people to develop through music across all boundaries". With a vast array of activities, JMI has established four priority activity fields: Young Musicians, Young Audiences, Youth Empowerment and Youth Orchestras & Ensembles.

With member organizations currently in 45 countries and contact organizations in another 35, JMI is a global network providing opportunities for young people to engage with music. The JMI network reaches over 5 million young people aged 13-30 per year through some 36,000 activities, which embrace all styles of music, and coordinates cross-border exchange opportunities on the international level.

JMI places empowerment, with its emphasis on social inclusion and cohesion, at its core. For over 60 years, JMI has been 'Making a Difference through Music', using the power of music to bridge across social, geographical, racial and economic divides and creating a platform for intercultural dialogue.

In August 2013 the Norwegian branch of JMI hosted the Imagine Festival for musicians from nine different countries, in Kristiansand. During the four-day festival the young musicians attended workshops and concerts, did studio recordings and participated in the Imagine Festival contest. Mimeta funded travel expenses for the bands from Zimbabwe and Malawi. 




AuthorCato Litangen