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Safaricom International Jazz Fesitival – 17th February 2019
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Safaricom International Jazz Fesitival – 17th February 2019

Two-time Grammy award winner Marcus Miller will headline the #SafaricomJazzInternational Festival. Join us for an afternoon of Jazz on 17th February , gates open at 11am and the show begins at 12 noon. Tickets available by calling 1151 Safaricom Jazz is the proud sponsor of Ghetto Classics #MakingMusicMakeADifference

Salut Salon donate 50 violins to Ghetto Classics
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Salut Salon donate 50 violins to Ghetto Classics

Many years ago a group from Germany called Salut Salon came to play a series of concerts to support Ghetto Classics. Over the years they have continued to support in a many ways including weekly Skype lessons at the Ghetto Classics centres in Mukuru and Korogocho and with face to face classes with Stephanie Schiller who visits Kenya...

Orchestra Rocks in Mombasa
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Orchestra Rocks in Mombasa

On 26th January, the Link Up Orchestra Rocks concert took place at Aga Khan Academy Mombasa. The Link Up Orchestra Rocks is an initiative of the Ghetto ClassicsOutreach Project called the Orchestra for Schools Initiative. 200 children from Likoni Primary School, Ronald Ngala Primary School, Mikindani Primary School and Khadija Primary School performed with theNational Youth...

OSI starts at Cheleta Primary School
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OSI starts at Cheleta Primary School

On 17th January the Orchestra for Schools Initiative started at Cheleta Primary School in Runda. What makes it different is that it is a project sponsored by the Runda Association and the Art of Music provides the technical expertise. We look forward to seeing how this goes so that we can replicate it across the...

Introducing the 2018 World Ensemble Ambassadors
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Introducing the 2018 World Ensemble Ambassadors

The World Ensemble has always been about building cross-cultural bridges between Sistema-inspired programs, leaders and teaching artists.  But we’ve decided we want to do more to help students connect across cultures—after all, young people are the foundation of Sistema; they are our entire purpose!  So we created the World Ensemble Ambassadors network. This initiative to serve two purposes: (1)...

A Special Mention
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A Special Mention

2018 was a busy for the Art of Music, so many activities taking us from Korogocho all the way to Poland. To top it off the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta gave us a special shout out as Ghetto Classics were commissioned to perform an orchestral rendition of the famous patriotic song Tushangilia Kenya, composed...

Nairobi Orchestra calls on Ghetto Classics members
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Nairobi Orchestra calls on Ghetto Classics members

December 8th 2018 is a day that Lameck, Cornell and Teddy and unlikely to forget, its the day they were playing with the Nairobi Orchestra. The Nairobi Orchestra is one of the oldest amateur orchestras in Africa working on a not-for-profit basis. It was founded in 1947 by Italian Prisoners of War (POW) after World...

My Experience as Ghetto Classics Music Tutor
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My Experience as Ghetto Classics Music Tutor

To close off the year we have a special post from one of our Ghetto Classics Music Tutors based at Rueben Centre. My name is Lisa Ndegwa, I am sixteen years old and a student at St Austin’s Academy. I got to learn about the art of music foundation from my aunt Judy Ogana, she...

Ghetto Classics Concert
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Ghetto Classics Concert

We invite you to Korogocho to watch the Ghetto Classics showcase all the work performed over the last year. Over 300 students from the choir to the dancers to the ensembles and the junior and senior orchestra. It’s an afternoon of music that you won’t want to miss.

Visit to North Highridge Primary School
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Visit to North Highridge Primary School

During the summer holidays “Treating with a Mission“, a team of Polish doctors came to Kenya to carry out work in community hospitals. One of their initiatives is called “Girls will be Girls,” where they teach girls about mensural health and also distribute sanitary pads. Because many of the schools had closed during the holidays...

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