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Safaricom Youth Orchestra Applications Open
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Safaricom Youth Orchestra Applications Open

Calling all budding musicians…. Are you the one?  The Safaricom Youth Orchestra is looking for you. Applications are now open to join, the deadline is 24th March with auditions on 4th April 2020. For more information email: admin@artofmusic.co.ke  

German School students visit to Korogocho
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German School students visit to Korogocho

On 18th February 2020, students from the German School Nairobi visited Ghetto Classics at St Johns Korogocho. The students had watched a documentary about Ghetto Classics and worked together to raise 75,000 KSH for the programme. They came to deliver the cheque and make music with our players. It was a wonderful morning for the...

Welcome to the family
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Welcome to the family

We are extremely honoured to announce that Her Excellency, The First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, Mrs Margaret Kenyatta is now our Patron. We look forward to having her on board and with her help we are sure that we will be able to impact more lives. Karibu to the family! The announcement was...

Ghetto Classics in Switzerland.
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Ghetto Classics in Switzerland.

15 members of Ghetto Classics started the year off in Switzerland performing alongside musicians from the Lausanne Conservatoire and Crescendo con La Musica a programme started by Jorge Viladoms as part of the Youth Olympics. Here are some of their experiences…   PHEBIAN OMOLLO I play the Trumpet and I have been in SYO for...

The Art of Music Turns 10
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The Art of Music Turns 10

To celebrate this momentous occasion we had 2 concerts featuring Ghetto Classics, the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya and the Safaricom Youth Orchestra with special performances from: Jorge Viladoms and JIMEK on November 30th and December 1st 2019. On 30th November 2019 we hosted a black tie dinner and concert at Trademark hotel with the...

Turi Orchestral Weekend
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Turi Orchestral Weekend

Towards the end of 2019 the Art of Music welcomed some interns from the University of Nairobi Music Department. Here is Mercie’s experience working with us: On November 9th I accompanied about eighteen Ghetto Classics kids to an Orchestral weekend, hosted by St. Andrew’s Turi. The invited were the likes of Greensteds International School, Hillcrest...

AOM@10 Family Concert
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AOM@10 Family Concert

On 1st December we will be holding a special concert for Friends and Families of the Art of Music Foundation. The event will feature Ghetto Classics Orchestra, Dance and Choir, The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya and The Safaricom Youth Orchestra with special appearances from JIMEK and Jorge Viladoms This concert will be at the Amani...

Ghetto Classics Social Work
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Ghetto Classics Social Work

Ghetto Classics has been operating in Korogocho for 10 years. Despite being a music program we are always aware that the challenges the students face are deep and painful. Our social worker Peter Kuria is at the forefront of work beyond the music. Here are a few words from here: “After some time of giving...

GHETTO CLASSICS DANCE 
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GHETTO CLASSICS DANCE 

‘Dance is Music made visible’ – George Balanchine Last week, Ghetto Classics Dance concluded its second dance intensive workshop in Korogocho, at the St John’s Community Center. Operating since early 2019, the program is structured to provide a training track that will result in its alumni becoming professional, employable dancers. During the Summer vacation, the...

AOM @ 10 – Concert
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AOM @ 10 – Concert

The Art of Music Foundation will be marking 10 year of operations this year and to celebrate the occasion we will be holding a Fundraising concert on 30th November at Trademark Hotel. This concert will feature performances by Ghetto Classics, The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya and The Safaricom Youth Orchestra with special guests JIMEK...

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