Thank you, Chris Caulfield!

For the last two months, London-based (originally from Yorkshire) professional trumpet player Chris Caulfield has been giving lessons on a voluntary basis at the project.

The language barrier didn’t stop Chris from getting on great with the kids and his lessons were a huge help to us. To get children off on the right foot with learning a musical instrument, individual attention is extremely important, so to have a world-class trumpet-player like Chris helping the kids take their first steps was a great luxury for us!

As well as giving lessons at the project Chris also got involved in the music scene in Rio and played New Orleans Second Line music with the São Jorge Brass Band at Lavradio Jazz Festival, as part of Rio Carnival.

Not only were Chris’ musical talents put to good use during his stay at the project, but he also helped to paint the school and even did a spot of rewiring for us!

I think it’s fair to say that Chris enjoyed his time in Rio, and is at least thinking about coming back next year. If that happened it would be great news for us – but in any case we are very grateful indeed to Chris for donating his time and talents so generously to the project over the last couple of months.

Thanks ever so much Chris and happy gigging back in London!

2 thoughts on “Thank you, Chris Caulfield!

  1. Only downsides here was that I’m not sure if they were expecting such a crowd as they did not have nearly enough servers and sometimes it would take a really long time for service guy to come. But at venue Houston they tried to keep a smiles on their face.

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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.