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Music, Mentorship and Eyesight Camps
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Music, Mentorship and Eyesight Camps

July has been a great month for the members of Ghetto Classics. In conjunction with the doctors from Leczymy z Misją (Treating with a mission) we have been conduction medical eye checks with the students from our Orchestra for Schools programme in Nairobi, Kiambu and Mombasa. The doctors came with 1890 pairs of glasses donated by the...

Matumaini
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Matumaini

The Youth Theatre of Kenya is proud to present an original musical entitled, “Matumaini“. Matumaini directly translates to “Hopes” in English. And this is exactly what this story tells. Set against a huge dumpsite within the slums, we follow an array of stories and a band of characters who have been tossed aside and forgotten...

Ghetto Classics take part at the Brave Kids Festival
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Ghetto Classics take part at the Brave Kids Festival

Five kids from our Ghetto Classics Mukuru programme are taking part in the Brave Kids Festival in Poland The Brave Kids mission is to bring together children from all over the world in an atmosphere of friendship and respect for each other’s cultures. We do so by joining together children in artistic experiences aimed to...

Ghetto Classics perform at the first UN Habitat General Assembly
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Ghetto Classics perform at the first UN Habitat General Assembly

Ghetto Classics perform at the opening ceremony of the 1st UN-Habitat General Assembly in Nairobi on 27th May 2019. The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, formally opened the first UN-Habitat Assembly at the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Guests at the colourful opening ceremony included ministers and high-level Member States representatives, governors, mayors, representatives of...

KNYO new member Orientation
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KNYO new member Orientation

The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya had its orientation for new members on Saturday 25th of May at the AoM offices at Garden Estate. The turnout was great as 40 new members excitedly arrived for the orientation. The orientation started with an introduction statement and welcoming note from the Music Director, Benjamin Wamocho followed by...

T-shirts……..T-shirts
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T-shirts……..T-shirts

On 14th May, the Orchestra for Schools Initiative students at Kongo Primary were gifted with T-shirts from Serare School. It was a wonderful day for the students who were caught unaware by the surprise planned for them. Kongo Primary is one of the 14 primary schools around Kenya who’s students learn the Carnegie Hall Link...

Making Music in Karateng
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Making Music in Karateng

This holiday we held a two-week music camp in Karateng, which is about 20km outside of Kisumu city. We partnered with a local library project to give the kids there first taste of art music. www.readacrossafrica.org. It’s been superb for everyone.Students and teachers alike. The tutors are all from Korogocho and yesterday some orchestra members came...

GC Mukuru Music Camp
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GC Mukuru Music Camp

For the past 9 days a Music Camp was held at Ruben Centre in Mukuru headed by Joseph Muhindi the head tutor for the Ghetto Classics Mukuru. The motivation for the camp was to accelerate learning, introduce new orchestral pieces and getting to know and interact with each other from parents to tutors as well...

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