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.

Meet The Team

Hanna Wiskari Griffiths

Programme Coordinator / Musical Director

Sarah Macdonald

Programme Coordinator / Funding and Community Engagement

Vanya Howell-Kress

Camp Coordinator

Jeremy Hantler

Event Organiser

Tristan Hancock

Event Organiser

Kai Brennert

Funding Adviser

In 2021, Ethno New Zealand is supported by the following partners.

Thank you very much for being part of this journey!

Auckland Council / Creative New Zealand: Creative Communities

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Auckland Folk Festival

Refugees as Survivors New Zealand

Ockham Collective

Luma Audio Visual Creative

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