Thank you to Les Goldman and The Band Upstairs

At our show in Pateley Bridge during the Sandhouse Stompers Coast to Coast Mardi Gras, we met amateur musician Les Goldman, who generously offered to donate the proceeds from his band’s next show to the Favela Brass project.

Last weekend the band, called The Band Upstairs and based in Guiseley near Leeds, played on the bandstand in Ilkley to entertain shoppers at the weekend Continental Market. The band played from 14:00 to 15:30 and raised altogether £98.40 for Favela Brass.

Thank you ever so much to the members of The Band Upstairs – yet another act of kindness on the part of fellow musicians to help the project on its way!

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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.