April 01, 2019

Charitable Tuesday at Kirklees College



02 April 2019 at Springfield Centre, Kirklees College, Dewsbury

A charity day to create awareness of those in need, awareness of how their charity makes a difference to people’s lives, volunteering opportunities, fundraising. Attended by 100's of students from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs


Charities included:


·         Ruddi’s Retreat

·         Victim Support

·         Barnardos

·         Escayp

·         National Blood Service

·         RLNI

·         Kirkwood Hospice

·         Forget Me Not

·         Welcome Centre

·         Mencap

·         Kirklees Young Carers

·         Touchstone Support

·         Connect Housing

·         RSPCA

·         Alzeimers Society

·         Different Strokes

·         Take 10

Drumming 4 Charity

Drumming 4 Charity! 

Was a Drumming 4 Business initiative to create an event together to raise money for the REDNOSE DAY.  The event brought together students from 5 different schools in Dewsbury. Over 100 children drummed 4 Charity led by claudio kron the Brazil pied piper muscian.

Run For Jo 2017

Run For Jo#

A fantastic family day out!! After the tragedy of our local MP Jo Cox, members of the community got together to create something memorable for Jo. So in June the 25th was the first Run for Jo.  A 6K run through the woods of Oakwell Hall, Birstall. Over 500 people young and old took part in the day supported by our samba sounds and many others local attractions. Eddie Izzard is supporting also running for the charity.  Photo Kim's Jo Cox sister and the amazing Kora player Britsh Canadian Jonathan Hodgkinson.

Blue Monday

Blue Monday 

is a name given to a day in January, typically the third Monday of the month purported to be the most depressing day of the year.


Blue Monday  Diagnosed by Dr Arnall Cliff, at the time a tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, a Further Education centre attached to Cardiff University. This video was made voluntary by the Brazilian born musician Claudio kron.  The video entitled office Samba where the musician demonstrates how to use office item to create music in these case Samba from Brasil bringing the sunshine into hearts beating BLUE MONDAY. 


Create your own workplace carnival and samba - using everyday office items –

to beat Blue Monday on January 16th  


A Brazilian drummer from Yorkshire is leading a nationwide campaign to encourage everyone to use everyday office items to create their own office samba bands to help beat the Blue Monday blues on ‘the most depressing day of the year’ on Monday January 16th.

ReVive - International Helping needed young people in Brazil

ReVive - International

Helping needed young people in Brazil

PapaJACA the Brazilian Music Band led by Claudio kron, Together with Carmem Mackle organiser of the charity event in York to support:  ReVive – International charity. 


After 6 x weeks workshop claudio from Drumming 4 Business thought the music and rehearsal the group for the show as part of Brazilian Charity Night event. 


We raised £2500 to help the charity in Brasil. For more information about the charity please visit:

Baobab Children Foundation Ghana

Under the watchful eyes of Edith de Voz the Baobab Children’s Foundation cares for in excess of 200 children in Kissi in Ghana. Many of the children have been orphaned due to HIV and the Baobab Foundation works tirelessly to ensure that the children are fed, clothed and educated.  Drumming 4 Business has played an instrumental part in the creation of a Samba Ghana project by donating   instruments to the Foundation and providing introductory sessions in Brazilian dance, drumming and Capoeira to the children. Later the children from the Baobab Foundation gave a performance along with Claudio Kron for the Brazilian President during his 2008 visit to Ghana.

Karindom, Bulgaria

Based in Varna, Bulgaria the Karindom  Foundation look after children with severe disabilities.


With the support of the Brazilian Embassy in Sofia and under the dedicated supervision of Ivan Stancioff the percussionist Claudio Kron - Drumming 4 Business has been privileged to be able to visit the centre and offer percussion workshops and shows to the children on various occasions.

Holly The Efephant

Holly the papier mache Elephant

Holly Bank Trust

Brazilian musician and artist Claudio Kron has many talents and has performed his unique take on Afro-Brazilian vibes all over the world – but this is his first go at making an elephant.



Claudio Kron do Brazil from Drumming 4 Business have played before the Brazilian president twice in UK at the Barbican Centre when he visited the Queen and also in Ghana. Other highlights include the Commonwealth Games – Resound Trinidad and Tobago; Brit awards; Fringe Festival Edinburgh; Carnival Messiah at Harewood House and the Galpharm Stadium.

Claudio who lives in Dewsbury was trying to entertain some of his five children when he started making a papier mache elephant.


He said: “It all began with a huge balloon that we bought from town for £1. When we got home we immediately covered the balloon in papier mache and the idea of making it into an elephant popped into my head.   I had never felt the urge to make an elephant before, it was a first! It has been very enjoyable and pleasing!” 


Having looked at the Hollybank Trust website they decided to give the elephant to the children at the school and she became known as “Holly”. 


Holly is also a massive recycling project, made with paper cups, cardboard boxes, yogurt tubs, milk cartoons, old news papers and glue – all mixed together with patience and love by Claudio and his children Aruan, 11, Tiano, 8, and Raphael, 5.


He added: “For many evenings I got the children to help and they were always eager to offer suggestions. After everyone went to bed each night I would do a little bit more and they were able to wake up each day and see the progress as I spent a lot of magical mornings contemplating the transformation of the creature.



“We are so excited by it all and now we plan to use Holly the Elephant as a platform to fundraise money to help the Hollybank Trust charity.”


Claudio has organised a Coffee Morning at Redbrick Mill on Friday June 28th from 9 to 11am with Holly to collect money for Hollybank.


Fundraiser Tracey Gibson said: “We are so grateful to Claudio and his lovely family for all the effort and hard work they have obviously put into Holly the Elephant.


“It is fantastic that he is using her to fundraise on our behalf and they have promised that we can keep it here in one of the children’s homes eventually where the children can enjoy her every day. We are touched by their kindness and enthusiasm.”



Find out more about Claudio and his music on



To find out more about Hollybank Trust, go to



Welcome to Ghana Lula da Silva

At the first visit to Africa in Ghana

Accra the president of Brazil watch by a crowed of thousands of people at the Embassy of Brasil. The performance choreographed and music direct by the Bahian musician claudio kron do BRAZIL.  After 6 weeks of workshops, over 400 people took part in the workshops and 130 people perform to the president of Brasil in Accra, James Town, Africa. Thank you to everybody who took part in the Samba Ghana project. Boabab Children Foundation, Obonu Royal Drummers, Ghana Institute of Language, Tabon People, Ghana University and Brazilian Embassy, Ambassador Luis Fernando Serra

Samba Ghana project in partnership with the Brazilian Embassy Ghana. Support by the Brazilian Embassy Ghana, with the Excl Ambassador Luis Fernando Sierra. 

Claudio spent over a month in Ghana commissioned by the Brazilian Embassy to create a show to welcome the Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva ( Lula ) The president travelled to Africa specially to inaugurate the Brasil House in Acca, James Town.

Under the direction of claudio kron over 400 people benefit from the workshops throughout the country. Teaching: drumming, dance, elements of capoeira and Brazilian culture showing the power of Brazilian tradition mixed with  African culture that we celebrate every day in Brasil. Tabon People, Baobad Children, Foundation, Ghana Institute of Languages, Obonu Royal drummers; Under the direction of musicologist Mustapha Tettey Addy,  Ghana University where some of the groups who took part in the workshops and performances.  

After the event Drumming 4 Business donated all the instruments to the groups in Ghana.

Ponderosa Charity drumming workshops

Drumming 4 Charity for PONDEROSA 


Now we have the Ponderosa Tune!!!!


4 x of Brazilian Percussion led by Claudio kron from Drumming 4 Business culminated into an amazing performance by everyone at Ponderosa. The special needs members took part drumming and dancing. They also made buntings, flags, masks and head dresses.  With a DJ that was one of Ponderosa attendees play world music tunes including Take That,,...  We learn how to play music and rhythms from Brazil,... It was enjoyable by all. 


Claudio say’s: I’m delighted to work with this sort of kind people they really bring me the smile!  It’s great to see there genuine enthusiasm.  At the beginning some of them was are a bit sky about it!  By the end everybody was play and dancing the same tune!  That’s what music is about,... Connect, learn to share,....

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