The Favela Brass T-Shirts are here!

Yesterday we took delivery of 44 of our new Favela Brass T-Shirts, just in time for our Carnival parade on Wednesday. Many thanks again to Finnish band Maria Gasolina for the donation of R$1,000 that financed the T-shirts, the girls at cultural space Rosa Vento for designing the super-cool logo, to João Marcelo Vieira HeinzContinue reading “The Favela Brass T-Shirts are here!”

The Finnish Connection: Thank you Maria Gasolina!

Rio de Janeiro attracts musicians from all over the world, one of whom is Finnish drummer and percussionist Sami Kontola. Sami and I became friends whilst playing together in the house band at the Maze jazz club in the Tavares Bastos favela. Sami’s friends in Finnish band Maria Gasolina recently toured Brazil and while theyContinue reading “The Finnish Connection: Thank you Maria Gasolina!”