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Art has always been a tool for integrating people; from the music made to praise the ancient gods to the music that organizes armies or lends identity to tribes of young people today. Artistic taste, especially in music, has always defined social classes, religion, and even politics.

I also believe that the artist, whether they like it or not, has an intrinsic pedagogical role in society. The ability to communicate artistically is unparalleled, and I feel that perhaps this aspect can still be vastly explored in what I do.

Since 2012 I've been working with different social action projects in Brazil and Belgium, where for eight years I held music creation workshops in orphanages, psychiatric clinics for teenagers and even a maximum security prison.

These experiences contrast with my work as a professor at the KU-Leuven university between 2020 and 2022, and with the work I do at different Belgian music academies where I currently teach. However, there is something in common that I could observe in all these different environments: the dialogue stablished through musical practice has the power to cross social, intellectual, and cultural barriers.

Music provides an environment in which everyone serves the same purpose of doing something greater than the individuals. This made me see my most important role as an artist: to help create a space where this true communication can happen, for the growth of those who participate and for my growth as a human being, artist and educator.

In the videos some moments captured during the workshops that I held lately with the ReMuA project in Brussels, and with the flute class at the KU-Leuven university.

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