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Amazon Art is an organisation which brings music to the deprived rural regions of the state of Pará, north Brazil, through a series of workshops and didactic concerts.
Whilst stationed primarily in Bragança teaching at the AMA institute, a musical school which provides free lessons to all students, I also led projects and performed in rural areas of Pará and in the city of Belem.
During one such project, I spent a week with the Kayapo tribe leading an environmental / musical project. I gave the community musical instruments and taught school children and adults to play Kayapo melodies. My visit was enabled by the ethnologist Glenn Shephard.
For more information, see my Brazil blog:
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