Happy 2nd Birthday Favela Brass!

Yesterday we celebrated 2 years of the Favela Brass project with a party at local restaurant ABCD. As well as letting us use their space and providing food for the children, restaurant ABCD secretly created a cake especially for the occasion (thank you Dona Maria and Mariane!) Following a cracking show by the children, weContinue reading “Happy 2nd Birthday Favela Brass!”

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”

St. George’s Day Show

St. George is the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro and is also closely associated with samba music. He seems to be a very popular saint here – so much so that the 23rd of April is a public holiday in Rio. On Thursday local restaurant ABCD held a traditional feijoãda and samba party toContinue reading “St. George’s Day Show”

Pereira da Silva Carnival Parade 2015

Rio Carnival is finally drawing to a close and on Wednesday we did a parade through our favela, Pereira da Silva. A carnival parade inside a favela is not the norm – carnival generally happens in the city streets or in the “Sambadrome”, a specially built street with banked seating on either side in theContinue reading “Pereira da Silva Carnival Parade 2015”