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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...

From Korogocho to Kogelo
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From Korogocho to Kogelo

At 5am on the 15th of July 2018, 17 members of Ghetto Classics set off from Korogocho destined for Kogelo, in Siaya County in the Western part of Kenya. Ghetto Classics had been invited to perform with the Kenyan singing sensation Eric Wainaina at the opening ceremony of the Sauti Kuu Foundation – Sports and...

Ghetto Classics at the Samosa Festival
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Ghetto Classics at the Samosa Festival

It was an honor for Ghetto Classic to be part of the Samosa festival held this year. It was a true learning experience for the young musicians who were involved. Many of these members have recently graduated high school and have formed their own orchestra as part of Ghetto Classics, known as Ghetto Classics Kwetu....

Jorge Viladoms + KNYO
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Jorge Viladoms + KNYO

On 12th May, the world famous pianist Jorge Viladoms performed with the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya (KNYO) at the Trademark Hotel. this was a special performance combining a selection of both their repertoire’s, including a touching tribute to Jorge’s mum composed and played by him and also the KNYO brass and string ensembles playing traditional...

Ghetto Classics Kwetu
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Ghetto Classics Kwetu

In March 2018 a new ensemble was formed: Ghetto Classics Kwetu is made up of the older members of Ghetto Classics who have finished high school and are making their plans for the future.  Their first performance was held at the Social Protection Conference and they will be having performances at the Art of Music Offices...

Link Up Orchestra Sings – February 2018
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Link Up Orchestra Sings – February 2018

The Orchestra for Schools Initiative was officially launched in 2016 featuring 5 schools in Nairobi. In 2017 this expanded and we now teach the Carnegie Hall Link Up recorder curriculum to 14 primary schools across Nairobi, Kiambu and Mombasa;  St John’s Primary School, Muthangari Primary School, Farasi Lane Primary School, Huruma Primary School, North Highridge...

Latest News – Link Up Kenya
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Latest News – Link Up Kenya

Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program — an elementary school music program that pairs students with local orchestras—continues to reach more and more classrooms around the world. This year, the program has taken root in Nairobi, Kenya, where English-speaking students are participating in Link Up: The Orchestra Moves and preparing for a concert facilitated by The Art of Music Foundation. Paul Asiyo,...

Latest News – KNYO Fundraising concert
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Latest News – KNYO Fundraising concert

The Kenya National Youth Orchestra staged a fundraising concert on 3rd July, 2016 at the Kenya National Theatre from 3pm – 5pm. The concert was aimed at raising funds to support some of the players who have been privileged to be part of the upcoming cultural orchestral exchange programme in the United Kingdom in August,...

Latest News  – For the Classical Music Lovers
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Latest News – For the Classical Music Lovers

The Nairobi Musical Society are putting together a series of concerts and we hope you can join them: 1.       Nairobi Orchestra Concert- This will be held on the 12th and 13th of November at Braeside School – please note that this not be held at the usual venue of Braeburn. The programme includes two concertos; one for bassoon and one...

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