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T-shirts……..T-shirts
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T-shirts……..T-shirts

On 14th May, the Orchestra for Schools Initiative students at Kongo Primary were gifted with T-shirts from Serare School. It was a wonderful day for the students who were caught unaware by the surprise planned for them. Kongo Primary is one of the 14 primary schools around Kenya who’s students learn the Carnegie Hall Link...

GC Mukuru Music Camp
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GC Mukuru 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...

Mentorship in April
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Mentorship in April

From 10th -12th April Ghetto Classics had a mentorship programme at St. John’s Korogocho headed by Peter Kuria Head of Ghetto Classics Social Department to motivate children during their holidays. The three day programme touched on various issues from day one where they discussed personal responsibility and how to plan and balance activities to day two leadership and...

A special donation
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A special donation

On 22nd March 2019, Peter Kuria – the Ghetto Classics Social Worker, Mary Kabere and Peris Njeri our staff from the Art of Music offices distributed sanitary towels to Muthangari Primary School and Farasi Lane Primary School. Both schools are members of the Ghetto Classics Outreach Programme where we teach the Carnegie Hall Link Up...

Link Up Orchestra Rocks 2018
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Link Up Orchestra Rocks 2018

Another year done and another Link Up complete. In 2018 the students from 14 primary schools learnt Orchestra Rocks. The curriculum introduces basic music principles, introduces the concept of the orchestra and how music can rock. Each school is given 50 recorders, a piano and a teacher and assistant visit the school every week to learn...

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...

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)...

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...

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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