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As part of its support of musical education, the initiative Revive La Música, co-sponsored by Fundación Banco Popular and the Luis A. Ferré Foundation, held a ceremony on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Arturo Somohano School in San Juan, at which promising young musicians were presented with new instruments. Five musical programs promoting talent and education for children and young people were selected to receive the instruments: Música 100×35, Fundación Música y País, Despertar Musical, Centros Sor Isolina Ferré, and Trio-le-Tá.
On this occasion, the donation of more than 1,200 instruments was made possible by the Good Bunny Foundation, which seeks to empower and bring young people together through music and the arts.
“We are very grateful to the Good Bunny Foundation for this incredible donation to Revive La Música. Being able to continue this initiative every year is truly special, and it fills us with enthusiasm to contribute to education through music,” said Beatriz Polhamus, executive director of Fundación Banco Popular.
In addition, both foundations took advantage of the ceremony to announce the next round of applications for instruments from Revive La Música. This year, applications will be accepted through April 30, 2019, for musical education programs in public schools and non-profit organizations in need of instruments. To apply, interested schools and organizations should visit www.revivelamusica.org.
Revive La Música is a project that began in 2006 with a collaboration between Fundación Banco Popular and the Luis A. Ferré Foundation aimed at encouraging musical education in schools and communities. Since then, more than 2,000 students have been impacted by this initiative thanks to the more than 2,500 instruments that have been donated to more than 150 public schools with music programs and non-profit organizations.
“One of the main objectives of our foundation is to promote the development of musical education among the young people of Puerto Rico. That is why we are part of this wonderful project. We are proud to know that our contribution makes it possible for talented young people to have access to tools and resources that can help them further their career in the arts,” said María Luisa Ferré Rangel, president of the Board of Trustees of the Luis A. Ferré Foundation.