On Monday Brazilian national TV channel TV Brasil did a short piece about our project, with the children demonstrating how to play the different instruments and afterwards playing Carnaval tune “Mulata Yê-Yê-Yê” all together. The kids played great and handled the pressure of playing for, and talking to, the camera really well:
On Sunday the 16th of November our (now monthly) culinary fundraiser, the Curry Clube, celebrated 5 years of existence with a special event which combined Indian food with a live samba band, comprising star students Victor Hugo, Vinícius and Gabriella alongside percussion teacher Mangueirinha, samba singer and cavaquinho player Thiago Torres and French singer/guitarist PaulContinue reading “Curry Clube 5th Anniversary Party”
The recent donation of instruments to the project by the Longridge Band has attracted the attention the Longridge News, who ran a nice piece about us and the Longridge band yesterday. Thanks again to Shelagh and Dave Richardson and Fred Little for arranging the donation of the instruments from the band and to Joanna GavaghanContinue reading “Favela Brass in The Longridge News”
Yesterday I gave an interview on Russell Walker’s show on BBC Radio Leeds about the Favela Brass project. Thanks very much to producer Munaza Rafiq and presenter Russell Walker for having me on the show.
Last month we launched our sticker fund, with the aim of selling 500 Favela Brass stickers at £3 a pop in order for us to buy a set of percussion instruments for the children. Although we have already sold over 100 stickers, it seems that the initiative was most successful in raising awareness of theContinue reading “Thank You! (Sticker Fund Update)”