PRS Foundation partners with British Council for Brazil residencies

PRS Foundation partners with British Council for Brazil residencies

PRS Foundation and the British Council have announced details of the the inaugural Musicians in Residence, Brazil.

Phantom Chips, Lady Vendredir and Nathaniel Mann will immerse themselves for a month in Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Cuiabá (Mato Grosso) respectively. Each artist will explore different cultural influences, reaching new audiences and collaborating with local artists.

The Musicians in Residence programme was launched by the British Council and PRS Foundation in September 2011, with Imogen Heap among the artists relocating to cities in China in 2011 and early 2012.

The Brazil residencies will take place from December 2017 until March 2018.

Folk singer Mann said: “It will be an extraordinary privilege to engage with the diverse musical cultures and histories of Brazil, and specifically those of the Wauja community of Xingu, in Mato Grosso. I hope to open a musical dialogue which assists in amplifying the voices of the Wauja community, and eventually widens that dialogue to reach entirely new audiences.”

Vanessa Reed (pictured), chief executive, PRS Foundation, said: “Based on the very positive outcomes of previous residencies we’ve supported with British Council, I’m convinced that Phantom Chips, Lady Vendredi and Nathaniel Mann will benefit enormously from this unique opportunity. I look forward to following the progress of their very different approaches to making music and to hearing about the relationship they build with local artists, communities and audiences.”

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