Pulling strings

A doctor by profession and a musician by passion, Luis Dias was so taken in by the El Sistema experiment of using music as a potent vehicle for social transformation in Venezuela, that he replicated it in India. The result is the Child's Play India Foundation.

Recorded at INK2010, Lavasa, India


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Luis Dias


Dr. Luis Dias is a physician, musician, and founder of Child’s Play India Foundation, a charity which works to bring classical music to underprivileged children in India. Child’s Play india Foundation is inspired by El Sistema, a Venezuelan initiative that promotes the collective practice of music and music education as a means of social change and empowerment. The creation of Child’s Play India Foundation was triggered by the stupendous performances of two orchestras, both made up of underprivileged youth from separate corners of the globe, at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2007.

Luis has been in the medical profession for two decades, spanning the UK and India.  He has performed in many orchestras, ensembles and chamber groups, including the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra in London and the Bombay Chamber Orchestra.

Untold story

Luis' house was once a Mint. However, thorough searches by him have not yielded any hidden cache of coins (yet). 

Website: www.childsplayindia.org


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