Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

CIFF Speaks


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:00 AM

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On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by TOPOWA! – NEVER GIVE UP co-directors Philip Sansom and Inigo Gilmore. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts.

TOPOWA! - Never Give Up

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

TOPOWA! - Never Give Up

Around the slums of Katwe, Uganda some unlikely sounds fill the air: those of tubas, trumpets, trombones, and brass drum sets. This is all thanks to Brass for Africa, a UK based nonprofit (98% African-led) that brings brass music to disadvantaged children throughout the continent, creating safe spaces where kids can learn to play, practice their instruments, and dream big. This amazing organization encourages student musicians to become teachers and to continue spreading the love of music throughout their communities. An enchanting and inspiring documentary, TOPOWA! - NEVER GIVE UP follows 12 of these young teacher-musicians on their incredible journey...

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