Ghetto Classics


Ghetto Classics is the flagship programme of the Art of Music Foundation. It is a community programme that involves over 300 children in Korogocho – one of Kenya’s biggest slums that is home to about 300,000 urban poor and over 600 more children in 10 satellite areas around Nairobi, 1 in Kiambu and 4 in Mombasa through the Link Up Programme.

The main objectives of the program are:

To support St John primary school and Korogocho community as a whole with music knowledge and skills.

To create oneness and harmony between students, school systems/administration and the community by using music as a merging tool for larger social transformation.

To engage young people in sustainable projects and promote a fair and just society, where they are equitably engaged in social-economic development programs.

To bring people from all races, communities together to form a formidable foundation with the aim of making music a part of the culture in the Korogocho community and the other underprivileged areas in which we operate.

To expand the program through the Orchestra for Schools Initiative teaching the Carnegie Hall Link Up curriculum across Kenya.

To replicate the Ghetto Classics model across different underprivileged communities across Kenya

KENairobi, Kenya
In operation since: 
Profile added by Lucy Ilado on 18 Apr 2019