St. George is the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro and is also closely associated with samba music. He seems to be a very popular saint here – so much so that the 23rd of April is a public holiday in Rio. On Thursday local restaurant ABCD held a traditional feijoãda and samba party toContinue reading “St. George’s Day Show”
A recent donation from the rentals website Airbnb allowed us to hire professional designer (and saxophonist) Pedro Pamplona to create a new visual image for the project. Yesterday he delivered yet another inspired piece of work for us: the Favela Brass flag! Bravo, Pedro!
Video from yesterday’s rehearsal ahead of our upcoming show on St. George’s day this Thursday:
An all time classic Curry Clube last night raised R$1018 for the project. Many thanks to all who came along and helped at the event.
Last week a new volunteer music teacher arrived at the project, having found us through our advert on Airbnb. Yann Vathelet is a French percussionist who started learning percussion in 1998 with François Dembele, Malian master Djembe drummer (ex first soloist of the national ballet of Mali), subsequently travelling to Cuba to study with masterContinue reading “Welcome Yann!”