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, the BCS donated the funds raised from the event to Favela Brass. This money, combined with the further money that we raised by selling T-shirts at the event came to a total of R$5,680 – a great achievement and a much-appreciated boost to our finances as we enter the final phase of our preparations in the run-up to the Olympic period.


Thank you so much to the British and Commonwealth Society for inviting us to play at their Christmas lunch and for donating the proceeds of the event to us. We are also very grateful to BCS members Alison Correa, Victoria Staniforth and Anna Whyte for coming to visit our lessons in the favela in the run up to the event. Happy holidays to you all from everyone at Favela Brass!

2 thoughts on “British and Commonwealth Society Christmas Lunch

  1. It looks like they have organized wonderful lunch for these poor soul. I am literally impressed by seeing this philanthropic act of both societies.They deserve round of applause

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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.