Thank you John Ellis and the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association!

Thank you so much to John Ellis and the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association for raising money for Favela Brass at their Christmas event at the Earl of Doncaster hotel on Sunday. We really appreciate the generosity of all who kindly contributed to the collection, which came to a total of £342 in the end! ItContinue reading “Thank you John Ellis and the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association!”

British and Commonwealth Society Christmas Lunch

On Saturday afternoon Favela Brass played at the Christmas Lunch of the British and Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro. The children played excellently and the show was well received by the 170 guests present at the event. As well as being a great day out for the children and opportunity to publicise the project,Continue reading “British and Commonwealth Society Christmas Lunch”

Teesside University School of Science & Engineering Donation

A big thank you to Dr. Paul W Shelton, Assistant Dean of Student Engagement, Employability & Business Partnerships, and his students at the School of Science & Engineering of Teesside University​, who have donated the proceeds of their Enterprise Week fundraising activities to Favela Brass and the Ichthyosis Support Group​. We are very grateful forContinue reading “Teesside University School of Science & Engineering Donation”

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra + Favela Brass

Here it is! The moment when the children of Favela Brass played together with the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra at ABCD restaurant in favela Pereirão! The Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra are a world famous ska band from Japan, who are currently on tour in Brazil. They decided that during their trip to Rio de JaneiroContinue reading “Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra + Favela Brass”

Visit from Annaelis De Jong and Codarts Students

Yesterday we received a visit from Annaelis De Jong, head of the Latin Music Department at Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) along with students Diogo Carvalho, Mose Franssen, Klara Gallardo, Fernando Camas and Pablo Rodriguez. As well as helping with the lessons, the group brought with them 6 melodicas and a set of drum sticks, bought withContinue reading “Visit from Annaelis De Jong and Codarts Students”

New Olympic Promotional Video

Favela Brass has a new promotional video, all about our desire to play at the Rio Olympics in 2016: The video was created by London-based Canadian documentary maker Alex Kryszkiewicz (Ostia! Media). Alex has been filming the project as part of his forthcoming documentary, titled “Discovering Ginga“, and used his footage and interviews to createContinue reading “New Olympic Promotional Video”

Gig at the Market and New Volunteer Roman Sielert

Favela Brass just had quite a big weekend… On Saturday morning the children played at a street market in the Laranjeiras district of Rio, where we made lots of contacts, sold a fair few Favela Brass T-shirts AND the owner of the pasty stall decided to donate a tray full of pasties to the kidsContinue reading “Gig at the Market and New Volunteer Roman Sielert”