The Venezuelan music education and social reform project that has swept the northern hemisphere is now heading south. Marshall Marcus, its baroque consultant and international drum-beater, has opened a Facebook page for the Africa project today. He’s working with the London-based composer Gabriel Prokofiev to take western classical music where it has never gone before.
During the last year virtual conversations have taken me to Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, and beyond. There is a thirst, and a tremendous sense of desire to make something positive happen, and build sustainable help for young people through the vehicle of music. Of course much is already going on, and there are many people who have been fighting the battle for some time.
Read the full post here. I’ll let you know when Dude plans a trip to Brazza.