Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Music gives Second Chance

Locally known as favelas, slums of Rio de Janero are often rife with crime and are largely controlled by criminal organizations. Growing up in such a world, children are often pulled into a life of criminality. But one non-governmental organization is trying to change that. With music and dance, Afroreggae is reaching out to local communities, in the hope of changing the trajectory of many of the area's young (source: Learning World)
-- Watch Washington Rimas @ TEDxVilaMadá (director of Cultural Afro Reggae, former drug dealer now helping to get young people out of trafficking)
-- Go to FAVELA RISING documentary

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