BRAVO students learn music from around the world as a way to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our community. This spring they were practicing hard for our annual benefit concert called Crossing Borders. The theme for 2020 is Africamerica, and was to feature performances by Ghanaian drummer Alex Addy, Cuban singer and percussionist Alex and Alma Martinez, and Portland's original Boogie Cat, Norman Sylvester.
The concert has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you can still hear BRAVO share what music means to them, and you can help us raise the revenue we would have generated at Crossing Borders. Your gift will help BRAVO teachers reach out to our students and families during the school closure and provide innovative online music programs so our kids can stay connected.
ABOUT BRAVO: Now in its 7th year, BRAVO has established a network of youth orchestras for social change in Portland, providing high-impact, rigorous music education for more than 600 students in grades pre-K-9 in six priority schools in North Portland. BRAVO students belong to one of Portland’s most culturally diverse communities. The majority are children of color, many are from immigrant and refugee families, and collectively they speak 18 different languages.