We have been enjoying the Brazilian vibe here at World Heart Beat Music Academy as we were delighted to welcome back Almir Pessoa and Pepe Barcellos, two of the Brazilian musicians we formed a strong bond with through the Brazilian Music and Culture programme we were involved in last year.
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Recordings of the tunes learned in class for the Celtic Fiddle players to listen to.
We were honoured to welcome Sushil Dade to the Academy, a former member of the Soup Dragons and current producer of BBC 3’s Jazz Lineup. Sushil gave our students an insight into what it’s like to work behind the scenes on a BBC radio station.
House Gospel Choir (HGC) are famous for delivering a live show that’s epic in every sense of the word. The choir brings together outstanding singers, all passionate about music and performance and dedicated to giving a great show.
Thanks to the generosity of the 606 Club and Julian Joseph Trio, we were able to hold a fantastic fundraising Jazz concert on 4th July.
“The music was quite simply brilliant and provided a great ambiance for the day. People were captivated yet again. The World Heart Beat Music Academy is a huge part of the Cicada Road Street Party.”
World Heart Beat student performed a stunning classical flute set for the Worshipful Company of Fanmaker’s exclusive annual dinner.
On 15th May, we were treated to a beautiful question and answer session with renowned pianist, Leslie Howard.
The fantastic charity Guitar Giving recently donated us two beautiful acoustic guitars for our young guitar players to use. We are immensely grateful for this donation – the new guitars have already proven popular with our young guitarists on Friday evenings!
Erased Tapes records hosted a beautiful piano concert in celebration of Piano Day 2016. Proceeds from the concert went towards the purchase of a brand new piano for our Early Years project on Patmore Estate.
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Recently, our young musicians were invited to perform at the Century Club in Soho to celebrate Cascade PR’s 5th Anniversary.
On 25th February 2016 , our young talented musicians were invited to perform at the Emirates Stadium for the Passion Project Gala Dinner
World Heart Beat students recently performed a truly beautiful lunchtime jazz concert at the home of the UK’s most famous stage, the Royal Albert Hall.
World Heart Beat students play at Joe Macari Performance Cars for a Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce event.
We are excited to welcome Ôctôctô, who will be offering a very special Brazilian Music masterclass followed by a concert. Ôctôctô includes the flautist, Cibele Palopoli, who we were thrilled to have at the Academy for the Brazilian Music and Culture Exchange Programme earlier this year.
Join us for a concert with celebratory vibe, rhythmic grooves and strong beats. Featuring talented young musicians from the World Heart Beat Music Academy, and directed by jazz pianist and composer, Trevor Watkis.
On 13th November, the 51st State Band were honoured to present a richly textured programme of music in the company of some huge stars of the Jazz world.
Action for Children’s Arts (ACA) Members’ Awards are a way of recognising the work of individuals and organisations who are making outstanding contributions in the Arts for children. Recipients are very much the heroes and heroines of children’s arts.