This time last year we had absolutely no links with the Olympics. No contacts, no shows, no nothing. Then our French percussion teacher Yann Vathelet had an idea: “No, but wait, maybe the fact that you guys don’t have anything IS your Olympic story, maybe it’s all about the struggle of the kids and theContinue reading “An Olympic Dream Come True?”
We entered a selection process by Rio city hall to choose acts to play on the cultural stages around the city during the Olympics, and today they released the results of the first round of classification. Not only is Favela Brass through to the next round, but our point score on the first round putContinue reading “Hopeful Olympic News!!”
Today Favela Brass submitted our application to play on the cultural stages that will be set up around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic period. In support of that application we put together the following demo, showing the various rhythms and styles that the children can play: Fingers crossed!
Here it is! The moment when the children of Favela Brass played together with the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra at ABCD restaurant in favela Pereirão! The Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra are a world famous ska band from Japan, who are currently on tour in Brazil. They decided that during their trip to Rio de JaneiroContinue reading “Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra + Favela Brass”
Favela Brass has a new promotional video, all about our desire to play at the Rio Olympics in 2016: The video was created by London-based Canadian documentary maker Alex Kryszkiewicz (Ostia! Media). Alex has been filming the project as part of his forthcoming documentary, titled “Discovering Ginga“, and used his footage and interviews to createContinue reading “New Olympic Promotional Video”
The first concrete opportunity of our #FavelaBrass2016 campaign has arrived! Yesterday Rio’s Culture Ministry invited Favela Brass to the the launch of a new program, which will award the 120 winning bands with R$20,000 and the chance to play up to 5 shows on the cultural stages that will be set up around the cityContinue reading “#FavelaBrass2016 – Our First Chance!”
With one year to go before the Rio 2016 olympics, we have an announcement to make, and would appreciate help in sharing it with as many people as possible: The main objective of the Favela Brass project for the next 12 months is to perform at the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics HereContinue reading “#FavelaBrass2016”