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Jimek at Brave Festival!

11.05.2018, 08:00
Radzimir Dębski, phot. Dorota Tyszka

Radzimir Dębski (JIMEK) together with Kenyan children from the Ghetto Classics orchestra will join other artists performing at the upcoming edition of the festival. Together they will present the symphonic “Hip-Hop History” at the closing gala of Brave Festival.

The performance of Radzimir Dębski and the Kenyan youth will close this year`s Brave Festival. During the closing gala young Kenyans will perform their selected repertoire and they will be accompanied by musicians and instrumentalists from Wrocław.

The orchestra comprising child musicians was established 9 years ago in Korogocho, a district of Nairobi of almost 300 000 people and considered one of the largest slums in the capital of Kenya. Each day refuse collection vehicles bring tons of waste to a gigantic landfill towering over the area. Ghetto Classics was established in these grim surroundings – an initiative now involving more than 300 children playing classical instruments, often battered or damaged. Thanks to the therapeutic role of music the young artists can just for a moment forget about their everyday sorrows and learn cooperation, develop their creativity and gain new skills.

Radzimir Dębski heard about the Kenyan group from a friend, and soon later an idea was born to a run a project together. All this to prove that first of all music means passion and constant breaking with conventions.

Tickets for the concert as well for other events of this year`s Brave Festival will be available in the second half of May.