The amazing charity Brass for Africa has now been helping orphans, ex-street children, refugees, marginalised and vulnerable young people in African society achieve a better, more sustainable life for 10 years.
It’s founder Jim Trott has just been awarded the MBE for his work and he tells me how the opportunity to learn and play music has a profound and empowering impact on the lives of these individuals.
Wynton Marsalis, Alison Balsom, Guy Barker and composer in residence Alan Fernie, are just some of the stars who have eagerly brought its work to the attention of the wider musical world.
And for more information about the charity visit their website, https://www.brassforafrica.org/, where you’ll find details of their new appeal linked to International Women’s Day, raising funds to support 50 more young women with music education, life-skills training and performance opportunities for a whole year.
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