Yesterday the children said goodbye to Paul-Edouard Gardelle, French singer and guitarist and Favela Brass teacher since 2014. Paul lived down the road in the favela and is now moving back to his home town of Toulouse.
As well as giving singing and percussion lessons with the kids, Paul helped us out lots at the Curry Clube and other fundraising events, playing guitar, singing and also making large amounts of caipirinhas!
Needless to say Paul will be missed very much by everyone at the project and also in the community, where he was very popular and ran his own samba events in partnership with the locals.
Thanks so much Paul for helping us get the project off the ground. Your contribution will always be remembered and we wish you best of luck back in Toulouse.