Projeto de Meninos/Meninas de Rua

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The whole reason that I do what I do lies in this picture. These kids give me the energy and the inspiration to keep on performing and strive to be a better artist. I cannot thank enough the Projeto de Meninos e Meninas de Rua for visiting with the Mrs Carter Show a few nights ago in Sao Paolo.

Most of the time when I get to the venue, I grab my horn and go straight to a place where I can practice. Usually this means practicing in a stairwell, a bathroom, a loading dock with all of the trucks, or in some cases when the crew let me.. the crew room. I remember in Sao Paolo I went to practice and finished just in enough time to take my horn out to the stage when I ran into the kids from this project. Thank goodness I did, because I didn’t realize the amount of joy that they were about to bring me. Our first meeting went a little like this:

This whole trip to South America is a huge affirmation that the simplest things in life can bring the most happiness. Not money, not fame, not material items, not a huge house, not a nice car.. none of that. The majority of people here don’t have that. They are the happiest, most passionate, most grateful people I’ve ever met in my life. Take note, America.
Here’s a few clips from their performance:

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Translation by Daniele Ribiero

Dear Projeto de Meninos/Meninas de Rua,
I know you guys said that you came to see the Mrs Carter Show a few nights ago, but the way I see it, is I came to work that day to see you guys perform. It was one of the most honest, inspiring performances I’ve ever witnessed in my career. Music can change the world, and I am eternally grateful for who you all are and what you do. Thank you. With much love..

From one of your biggest fans,
Adison Evans

To check out more on The Project of boys and girls of Rua go to their website: http://www.pmmr.org.br/

2 thoughts on “Projeto de Meninos/Meninas de Rua

  1. EU AGRADEÇO MUITO A OPORTUNIDADE DE TER CONHECIDO VOCÊS FOI UMA EXPERIÊNCIA UNICA QUE VAI FICAR GUARDADO NA MINHA MEMORIA PARA SEMPRE NÃO SÓ NA MEMORIA MAIS SIM TAMBÉM NO CORAÇÃO OBRIGADO PELO CARINHO AMU VOCÊSS *_______*

  2. Meu nome é daniela e faço parte do pmmr e adorei ter ido a este show e conhecido dodos da banda da bey tocar no meio da multidao foi uma emoção misturada com um grande frio na barriga vcs da banda são muito simpaticos me senti em casa e espero que vcs também!! 🙂 este dia vai estar para sempre guardado no meu coração!!

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