The World Music School Helsinki was recently invited as guest speaker for the world music conference and Festival Budapest Ritmo 2017. As Pedro Aibéo will be in West Africa during that period, to among other things, set up a new World Music School in Benin with the support of Villa Karo Finland, Goncalo Cruz will go in his behalf.

Goncalo Cruz was the co-speaker at WOMEX 2016 and he is the head of the World Music School Porto. Many of the principles of the World Music School have originated from talks with Mr. Cruz so he will be a perfect speaker for this event. The organizers of this festival met us last year at WOMEX and they listened to our ideas on teaching music as a mother language. The ongoing process fits well with their purposes of discussion, and we are delighted to be part of it.