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GHETTO CLASSICS DANCE 
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GHETTO CLASSICS DANCE 

‘Dance is Music made visible’ – George Balanchine Last week, Ghetto Classics Dance concluded its second dance intensive workshop in Korogocho, at the St John’s Community Center. Operating since early 2019, the program is structured to provide a training track that will result in its alumni becoming professional, employable dancers. During the Summer vacation, the...

Kevin takes on Germany
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Kevin takes on Germany

I have been a member of Ghetto Classics, since 2012. As soon as I finished High school I had a dream, my dream was to learn how to repair the music instruments, I didn’t know how this would work but I knew there would come a way. When I completed school in 2016 I got a...

Music, Mentorship and Eyesight Camps
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Music, Mentorship and Eyesight Camps

July has been a great month for the members of Ghetto Classics. In conjunction with the doctors from Leczymy z Misją (Treating with a mission) we have been conduction medical eye checks with the students from our Orchestra for Schools programme in Nairobi, Kiambu and Mombasa. The doctors came with 1890 pairs of glasses donated by the...

KNYO new member Orientation
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KNYO new member Orientation

The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya had its orientation for new members on Saturday 25th of May at the AoM offices at Garden Estate. The turnout was great as 40 new members excitedly arrived for the orientation. The orientation started with an introduction statement and welcoming note from the Music Director, Benjamin Wamocho followed by...

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...