|The PRIMA logo|
I got back into the swing of things this week with a bunch of trips. On Monday, I tagged along with Alex Klein, the director of PRIMA, and his wife Catalina, who is the head of teacher training, and visited three different PRIMA centers. First we went the Alto do Mateus center in Joao Pessoa, where I visited a few weeks before. They have received a bunch more of their instruments now, but are still waiting to receive the full complement.
|Clarinet students at Tibiri|
|Alex Klein addressing the crowd|
To end the day, we briefly visited Jacare, one of the sub-centers in Cabedelo. This is certainly the roughest neighborhood I visited in Paraiba so far. As we drove in, we saw a donkey laying on the ground that must have died earlier that day. When we left, we drove past a police raid taking place, and we were told that a young girl had been killed that week when she was hit by a train coming through. This is definitely a neighborhood that needs a lot of help.
|Last minute rehearsing at the international school in Recife|
|The kids from PRIMA Cabedelo performing at the Ricardo|
|The PRIMA kids of Campina Grande performing|
|The combined choirs of PRIMA Cabedelo, Guarabira,|
and Campina Grande with the Youth Orchestra of Cabedelo