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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 40 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

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Hanna Wiskari Griffiths

Event Organiser


Sarah Macdonald

Event Organiser


Vanya Howell-Kress

Camp Manager


Will Tekatoha

Community Outreach and Event Organisation


Tristan Hancock

Event Organiser


Jeremy Hantler

Event Organiser


In Loving Memory of Our Kaumātua, George Te Aroha Kahi (Tumanako)
September 1950 - December 2020


Our deep connection is a tribute to the enduring love, profound vision, and unwavering support of the late George Te Aroha Kahi. George was a cherished friend and mentor within the Ethno New Zealand whānau. His guidance, since its inception in 2017, was pivotal to Ethno New Zealand's journey.

The success of Ethno New Zealand today owes much to George's kindness and foresight. Conversations with George revealed his keen understanding of how Ethno New Zealand could nurture traditional musicians in Aotearoa before they ventured onto the global stage.

In honoring George's memory, we recognize the lasting impact he had on us all, leaving an indelible mark on Ethno New Zealand. His spirit lives on as we continue to celebrate music and culture in the manner he so passionately championed.

With love always - The Ethno New Zealand whānau

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