What is The Art Of Music Foundation?

The Art of Music Foundation was established in 2009 and it’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. Our programmes centre on mentorship, first-class training and performance opportunities – we see music uniting communities and changing lives.

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The Ghetto Classics

Started in the year 2008, Ghetto Classics is a community programme that involves over 300 children in Korogocho – one of Kenya’s biggest slums that is home to about 300,000 urban poor. We use music education to provide the youth with opportunities to better themselves and their community. We do this by instilling in them the life skills that come with the discipline of studying art music. Our programme also provides them with income generating opportunities. Read More →

The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya

The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya is a pioneering education and training project which was set up by the Art of Music Foundation in 2010. Inspired by the success of Venezuela’s El Sistema organisation in bringing communities together and developing national pride through music participation, the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya (or KNYO as it is often called) meets three times a year in Nairobi for intensive training. Read More →

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Latest News – KNYO Fundraising Concert 

Dear Music Lovers,

The favourite Kenya National Youth Orchestra will be staging a fundraising concert on 3rd July, 2016 at the Kenya National Theatre from 3pm – 5pm. The concert is aimed at raising funds to support some of the players who have been privileged to be part of the upcoming cultural orchestral exchange programme in the United Kingdom in August, 2016.

Come and enjoy an afternoon of great music as we support this talented young musicians for a worthy cause.

 

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