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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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Support the Art of Music
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How to Support the Art of Music

Thank you for your interest in donating to the work of the Art of Music Foundation. We have 3 categories: 45,000Ksh ($450) – This will provide musical lessons for one child for one year. 20,000 ($200) – This will buy a musical instrument of your choice 5,000 ($50) – This will provide musical accessories and...

H.E Margaret Kenyatta visits Ghetto Classics in Korogocho
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H.E Margaret Kenyatta visits Ghetto Classics in Korogocho

20th August 2019 will remain a special day for the children, parents and St. John community because a special visitor – The First Lady of Kenya, H.E Margaret Kenyatta and Amb AminaMohamed #MinistryofSportsandCulture visited Ghetto Classics in Korogocho to show case that #MusicMakesADifference and also that good things can come to Korogocho. While at St. John’s she saw the St....

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...