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Favela Brass Provides Free Music Lessons for Kids in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2014, Tom Ashe, a Briton from Yorkshire, set about opening a music school in the Pereirão community in Rio, a small favela of about three thousand people, which lies between Laranjeiras and Santa Teresa. Now the Favela Brass project gives local children free music lessons and potentially the chance of a future in the music industry.

“A generation has gone by who weren’t taught to play wind instruments in school,” Ashe explains. “It was a big part of Brazilian music but now parents don’t think to . . .

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