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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...

Ghetto Classics Mukuru Holiday Camp
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Ghetto Classics Mukuru Holiday Camp

Over the August holiday Ghetto Classics Mukuru had a 2 week intensive musical camp at their base at the Reuben Centre in Mukuru Kwa Reuben. The Camp kicked off quite well on the 13th of August. The kids were excited. We mainly had 3 sessions: the students went to their instrument sectionals in the morning from...

Inspire the Girls – KNYO at Moi Girls Eldoret
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Inspire the Girls – KNYO at Moi Girls Eldoret

On the 25th and 26th of May; Nasike Esther, Isadore Tracy, Wanjiru Claire, Musiva Alphine, Senelwa Pauline, Nasianta Annette and Ndaisi Juliet – young members of KNYO who happen to be Moi Girls’ alumni, together with two senior members of KNYO, Kezia Ntwigah and Nduta Mugo, were part of a magical musical weekend at Moi...

Ghetto Classics – Mukuru Kwa Reuben
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Ghetto Classics – Mukuru Kwa Reuben

Reuben Centre in the Mukuru area of Nairobi was one of the first primary schools to join the Ghetto Classics, Orchestra for Schools Initiative in 2016. 50 students learnt the Link Up recorder curriculum over one year culminating in a performance with the KNYO in October that year. The students and staff showed so much...

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