An Olympic Dream Come True?

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?”

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra + Favela Brass

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”

New Olympic Promotional Video

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”

#FavelaBrass2016 – Our First Chance!

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!”