Location Niterói, Rio de Janeiro
Grantee 2005
Attended areas Education and Culture

Vozes e Violinos

The Grota String Orchestra was born when a small group of children and adolescents in the Grota do Surucucu favela, in Niteroi, gathered for academic tutoring and musical instrument lessons. With BrazilFoundation’s support enabled the organization to make improvements to the small space used for classes and to purchase new instruments. Reciclarte was a BrazilFoundation grantee again in 2005 and 2006, and with the renewed support they renovated and expanded what is now the Grota Cultural Space.

The new space enabled Reciclarte to broaden its services to the community. The orchestra has recorded two CDs and 18 of its members are teaching in another 9 communities attending more than 300 students. The organization has been designated a “Ponto de Cultura” (Point of Culture)* and works with over 250 students.

*Title of recognition awarded by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture to institutions that have made socio-cultural impacts in their communities.


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