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 throw a party, to give the children a chance to play in public and to provide a point of contact with their families and the wider community. Here’s a video of the children’s bloco playing at November’s party:

And here are the photos:

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Bindu Mathur

Bindu Mathur was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and worked for 10 years in London as a TV producer/director, making science and history documentaries for the BBC, Discovery and Channel 4. She also made videos for international NGOs and has filmed in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. Resident in Rio de Janeiro since 2007 she is the owner of the award-winning Casa Beleza B&B in Santa Teresa, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is a long-time collaborator with Favela Brass including making films for the project. Her children also studied at the project.

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