Favela Brass in Brazilian Newspaper O Dia

Yesterday Favela Brass made a modest appearance in Rio newspaper O Dia. “The trumpet player Tom Ashe saw in the Pereira da Silva favela an opportunity to disseminate his knowledge. Resident of Rio for 7-years, he’s responsible for the Favela Brass project which offers free music lessons for children between 4 and 14 years ofContinue reading “Favela Brass in Brazilian Newspaper O Dia”

Pereira da Silva Carnival Parade 2015

Rio Carnival is finally drawing to a close and on Wednesday we did a parade through our favela, Pereira da Silva. A carnival parade inside a favela is not the norm – carnival generally happens in the city streets or in the “Sambadrome”, a specially built street with banked seating on either side in theContinue reading “Pereira da Silva Carnival Parade 2015”

Favela Brass on TV Brasil (Brazilian national TV)

On Monday Brazilian national TV channel TV Brasil did a short piece about our project, with the children demonstrating how to play the different instruments and afterwards playing Carnaval tune “Mulata Yê-Yê-Yê” all together. The kids played great and handled the pressure of playing for, and talking to, the camera really well:

The Favela Brass T-Shirts are here!

Yesterday we took delivery of 44 of our new Favela Brass T-Shirts, just in time for our Carnival parade on Wednesday. Many thanks again to Finnish band Maria Gasolina for the donation of R$1,000 that financed the T-shirts, the girls at cultural space Rosa Vento for designing the super-cool logo, to João Marcelo Vieira HeinzContinue reading “The Favela Brass T-Shirts are here!”