Concert Reaches Vulnerable Congolese Youth

Young musicians playing on stage with The Adams Larson Quartet at the US Embassy. (Photo Felix Masi)The Adam Larson Quartet, an American Jazz group on a musical exchange through American Music Abroad, collaborated with Polyv’art, a local community based arts NGO and with the professional Congolese jazz group-JazzYaKongo from April 11-16, 2015 .The group led a two day workshop with young artists from Masina, a highly populated, poor area of Kinshasa with a significant number of disadvantaged youth and then held a concert at the US Embassy grounds and the Institut Français.  The concerts were a huge success, with over 100 people in attendance and demonstrated the power of culture to bring people together.