NAMM Foundation Grantee Spotlight: Anafima

June 1, 2018

ANAFIMA, Associação Nacional da Indústria da Música, is the Brazilian music industry association that serves over 1,200 people annually across Brazil. A first-time NAMM Foundation grantee, ANAFIMA has utilized the grant to increase Brazil’s participation in Music Teaching Week, which aims to use education as an instrument to generate a passion for music and Make Music Day. NAMM interviewed the association’s president, Daniel Neves, about his experiences in expanding the Brazilian music industry.

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The D.C. Fly-In: An Impactful Trip for NAMM Members

May 22, 2018

Each spring, NAMM members have the opportunity to become Delegates and gather at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs.

This year NAMM members will join D.C. Public Schools for their music festival at the Kennedy Center on Monday, May 21, where volunteers will be assisting 14 ensembles—from arrival through performance—during the first day of the festival.

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The National Music Council to Honor Jazz Giants Chick Corea and Manhattan Transfer at Annual American Eagle Awards

May 1, 2018

The National Music Council has announced that jazz legends Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer will be honored at the organization’s 35th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, June 28 at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The honors are presented each year in recognition of long-term contributions to American musical culture and heritage, the importance of music education and inspiration for all children, and the need to protect creators’ rights both locally and globally.

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