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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...

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...

Ghetto Classics Mukuru – April Music Camp
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Ghetto Classics Mukuru – April 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 as student and organisation as...

KNYO 2019 Auditions
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KNYO 2019 Auditions

KNYO Auditions will be taking place on 27th April. Download the form HERE  and send it to knyo@artofmusic.co.ke Deadline for submission is 20th April 2019

SYO Graduation – Class of 2019
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SYO Graduation – Class of 2019

On the 24th March 2019 the Safaricom Youth Orchestra class of 2019 graduated at the Michael Joseph Centre. This was a colourful occasion after a one orchestral year full of sacrifice and hard work. Through this the graduates experience professionalism, self-confidence, exposure and memorable moments that they will take out to the world having achieved...

Safaricom Jazz Festival 2019
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Safaricom Jazz Festival 2019

2019 has started off great for Ghetto Classics and the Safaricom Youth Orchestra. They were chosen as the opening act for the 2019 Safaricom International Jazz Festival, headlined by the grammy award winner Marcus Miller. The Orchestra’s combined to open the show with the National Anthem and then each performed a few pieces that got...

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...

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...

Ghetto Classics at the Kamili Family Challenge
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Ghetto Classics at the Kamili Family Challenge

For the second year in a row Ghetto Classics took part in this years Kamili Family Challenge on September 8th and 9th 2018. The team led by Abby Bosco and Alex Kimathi had a fantastic weekend filled with lots of fun activities. This was the first time this group of Ghetto Classics members had been...

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