UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in youth and development issues. We want to inform you that this blog will soon be archived and we are thrilled to announce that you can now find all the stories, blogs, multimedia and reports dedicated to youth on the new Youth page: worldbank.org/youth. We are looking forward to your visit! – The World Bank Web Team.
Youthink! The World Bank's blog for youth
Syndicate content

October 2011

Poor Region Rich in Musical Talent of Youth

James Martone's picture

There’s a small treasure in Brazil’s state of Rio Grande do Norte.  It’s “The Sao Tome Philharmonic”- an orchestra rich in youthful talent located in the country’s impoverished North East.

The orchestra operates out of a small cultural center in Sao Tome, where it offers free music classes and instruments to the many low-income youth in the city and surrounding areas.  Many of the newly- trained musicians are young women.