For a Pope, For a Connection

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For a Pope, For a Connection


Ghetto Classics in Nairobi, Kenya played for the Pope’s arrival in Nairobi this past November. The students performed an African version of Bach/Gounod’s Ave Maria, The Prayer of St Francis, and a traditional Kenyan song called “Daima.”

Ghetto Classics also has joined Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program, as the first partner in Africa. Students in four Nairobi slum schools will follow a music curriculum adapted from the Carnegie Hall curriculum that includes singing, the recorder, and other musical challenges. The program culminates in a live local concert created by Carnegie Hall and performed in Nairobi by the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya.

Click here to learn more about Link Up!

Date Published: 1 April 2016


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