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Tag: Favela Brass

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...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – ‘Escola de Música da Rocinha’ (Rocinha Music School) has much cause to celebrate, with new sources of funding secured and a big concert planned for their 25th anniversary in 2019....
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Originally set against a dusty backdrop of mechanical shops along Leblon’s Rua Tubira, local company Jeffrey Special Products had a knock-on effect on the area’s aesthetic when it opened. Set...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over both nights of last weekend, young residents from Rio’s favela communities performed in Gávea’s Planetarium and Centro’s Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé chuch as a part of...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Local NGO (non-profit) Favela Brass will start its own Carnival celebrations this year, with a performance on Praia do Flamengo this Saturday morning, January 28th. The recital will begin at...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2014, Tom Ashe, a Briton from Yorkshire, set about opening a music school in the Pereirão community in Rio, a small favela of about three thousand people, which...

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