What is the Global Ethno Movement?

Ethno is JM International’s program for folk, world and traditional music, aimed at young musicians (18-30). Founded in 1990 in Falun, Sweden, Ethno’s mission is to revive, invigorate and disseminate our global traditional musical heritage. Today Ethno is present in over 20 countries, running a series of annual international music camps, workshops and concerts that promote peace, tolerance and understanding.


At the core of Ethno lies its democratic peer-to-peer learning approach, where young musicians teach each other the music from their countries and cultures. This non-formal pedagogy provides a unique opportunity for young people from across the globe to come together and engage through music, in a manner characterised by respect, generosity and openness.

Check out the new Ethno World Booklet 


Meet The Team


Hanna Wiskari Griffiths

Programme Coordinator / Musical Director

Sarah Macdonald

Programme Coordinator / Funding and Community Engagement

Vanya Howell-Kress

Camp Coordinator

Will Tekatoha

Community Outreach and Event Organisation

Tristan Hancock

Community Outreach and Event Organiser

Kai Brennert

Funding Adviser