MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

Marina Mansilla Hermann is a young social entrepreneur specialising in the fields of youth leadership, environment and education. She is the founder of TierraVida (www.fundaciontierravida.org), a youth-empowerment non-profit based in Argentina with the mission to activate young people as environmental leaders in their communities. She currently manages Ashoka’s Changemaker Education and Changemaker Schools network across…

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INTRODUCING YELFRIS VALDÉS

“I’ve been working non-stop since I got here.” The Cuban trumpeter Yelfris Valdés has been playing in all kinds of contexts since settling in London just nine months ago. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for LondonJazz after having worked together on on the Philippa Schuyler Project in December 2014.  A charming man and…

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RADIO INTERVIEW WITH TOM MALLOW

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of talking to the lovely Tom Mallow for his Cultural Review show.  We chatted about Abram and the Foundation before Tom played a half hour interview he recorded with Ab about a year and a half/two years ago.  It’s wonderful to listen to Abram…

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INSIDE THE HEAD OF REUBEN JAMES

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure  At such a young age, Reuben James has already demonstrated he is an exceptional pianist performing with the late, great New Orleans trumpeter, Abram Wilson as well as Birmingham’s Jazzlines Quartet, in an impressive support slot for the legendary jazz saxophonist, Wayne Shorter. His ambition is simple, to bring a new…

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