The Art of Music Foundation’s mission is to promote the performance and appreciation of art music in Kenya and to use it’s transformative power to change lives, particularly of those living in underprivileged areas of the country. The Foundation exists to use music to make a difference in the lives of young Kenyans. We believe art music , with its traditions of structure, discipline and excellence, can offer a great awakening and opportunity to a broad spectrum of Kenyan youth.
The Foundation runs two programmes; The community based Ghetto Classics project in Korogocho, one of Nairobi’s sprawling slums, and The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya, a music ensemble that brings together talented young musicans from all walks of life in the country. This is in addition to the numerous musical events and trainings we organise and promote throughout the year.