Bloco Tô Ligado Party: November

This year I have been providing brass and percussion instrumental music lessons to children from Rio de Janeiro’s favelas in partnership of a local social project called Projeto Tô Ligado. The aim is to put together a “bloco” (street band) with the children to participate in Rio Carnival in March 2014. Every month we throwContinue reading “Bloco Tô Ligado Party: November”

Bloco Tô Ligado: October Party

On Sunday there was a party at Projeto Tô Ligado. The children’s carnival band, Bloco Tô Ligado, played, followed by samba band Samba de Lei. Here are the videos: And here are the photos (click the image to see the whole album): project. The children’s carnival band, Bloco Tô Ligado, played, followed by samba bandContinue reading “Bloco Tô Ligado: October Party”

Article in Veja Rio Magazine

Veja is Brazil’s best selling weekly magazine. In this week’s Rio supplement there is an article about our work with the children in Santa Teresa’s favelas. Here’s the article translated into Engliah: Afternoons in the French Square in Santa Teresa have become more musical over the last year. This is the location of the WelcomeContinue reading “Article in Veja Rio Magazine”