ANAFIMA, Associação Nacional Da Indústria da Música, is the Brazilian music industry association that serves over 1,200 people annually across Brazil. A third-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.
Music Teaching Week in Brazil (June 18-24) features music teachers from around the country offering free lessons to students who may have had no previous musical training. During that week falls Make Music Day (June 21), the global celebration of music which brings music to public spaces around the world. Make Music Day encourages the creativity of communities and celebrates the act of making music, regardless of musical ability. ANAFIMA is working directly with public schools (both primary and high schools), musicians, music therapists and music schools to activate on Make Music Day and provide music lessons, music therapy, and other music-making opportunities across the country.
“Our purpose for these events is to draw society's attention to the importance of learning music and its health benefits,” shared Daniel Neves of ANAFIMA. “Working with The NAMM Foundation helps us to reach that goal for Make Music Day, but not only that – it reinforces our efforts because we share the same values.”