Rio’s Favela Brass Sets Up New Home and Big Plans for 2019

Founded in 2014, Favela Brass currently provides 36 young people, aged 4-16, with free music lessons 3 times a week, plus a free instrument to practice on.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since 2014, English expatriate Tom Ashe has been running Favela Brass, an NGO that provides free music lessons to some of Rio’s disadvantaged children. With a new permanent home, an expanded program of music lessons, and their first performance outside of the state of Rio de Janeiro, 2019 is looking to be their busiest year yet.

2019 has got off to a positive start with Ashe finally securing a permanent base for the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?