Featuring The Allergies, ThisisDA, The Bristol Sessions featuring Ruth Royall + Co , Batala Bristol, Freshblood DJs and Sambazhinas (Brazilian dancing troupe)
In 2014 a team of volunteers from BCfm Radio raised the funds to travel to Brazil during the World Cup to report on the “real Rio”. Whilst there the group met a guitar orchestra living in a favela on the outskirts of Rio. By learning music, these students were steering their lives away from the gun and drug crime that most of their families were involved in. BCfm pledged to bring a small team of these young people to Bristol in Summer 2016 to meet other young musicians, with the aim of inspiring and encouraging the guitarists to continue down the route of music.
The group have never left Rio, let alone Brazil. We know this will be an enriching experience, not just for the Brazilian young people, but for young Bristolians, for the two cultures to work together and push through the language barrier by making music together. The musicians will also be heading to Leeds and London to really explore the UK and we can’t wait for them to arrive!
100% of the profits from this event will go towards paying for return flights for the young musicians and their teacher Daniel. We are hugely thankful to some of our favourite Bristol artists who are donating their time and talents tonight for this wonderful cause.
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