On 27 May, an article that I co-authored with William Cheng appeared in the Washington Post. It tackles a difficult subject that I have been investigating for a decade: sexual harassment and abuse within Venezuela’s El Sistema.
The story was followed up by Norman Lebrecht on Slipped Disc.
This is not the first time that such allegations have made it into the media. In the past, though, the response from the sector has been minimal.
We conclude the article:
Waiting for this ongoing crisis to blow over yet again — waiting for survivors to fall silent, for the news cycle to refresh — is indefensible. El Sistema’s “open secret” is, it’s safe to say, a secret no longer. Is the world finally willing to listen?