Brazilian Orchestra medley

Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space cover

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An evening pause: This appears to be a youth orchestra, but unfortunately everything on the webpage is in Portuguese, so I’m not sure.

Hat tip David Nudelman.



  • David Nudelman

    Thanks Bob,
    This is a youth orchestra based in one of most violent neighborhoods in the city of Recife, in the Northeast state of Pernambuco. This non-profit social organizations aims to help lift at risk children out of their environment of gangs and drugs. They attend a special school 5 hours per day. The organization has over 380 students. In this clip they are playing two bossa nova and samba classics at a reception for the Heads of State attending the BRICS conference (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) in Brasilia, the capitol of Brazil. Their youtube channel shows concerts around the world to this organization of mostly middle and working class youth.

  • David J Nudelman

    I wish there was an edit function for comments!

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