Trip Details

Global Youth Groove Kenya exchange program fourth annual trip July 4th -July 26th 2016


Gobal Youth Groove is a Boston based 501 (c) 3 non profit that was founded in 2010 whose mission is to transform the lives of underprivileged youth in Africa by giving them an opportunity to learn and develop their musical abilities.

Global Youth Groove brings volunteers to Kenya for an annual exchange program trip. These trips are crucial to our program because this is the only time of the year that participants from different countries have an opportunity to meet and share their music,skills,knowledge and collaborate on different projects. Participants are immersed in the Kenyan culture and get exposed to both traditional and modern Kenyan music.

This year we are celebrating our fifth anniversary which is a milestone to our organization. We plan to travel to Kenya,Uganda and Rwanda sharing music,teaching,performing and getting immersed in the East African culture.

Its now official, dates for this years trip are set for July 4th to July 26th 2016

This year we are honored to have a passionate team of both Music therapists,educators and performers.

Music Director and Patron Joey Blake (faculty Voice)

GYG 2016 summer Exchange trip Music Therapy team is
1 Cara Smith, (Voice) Trip Coordinator 2014,2015
2 Brooke Wilder (Voice, guitar) 2015
3 Jen Fischer (voice, guitar, piano)
4 Elizabeth Setzer (voice, piano)
5 Kathryn Mary Gates (Voice)
6 Sharyn Braff (voice,Trombone)
7 Kristina Casale (voice, guitar)

8 Federico Masetti (MP&E)
9 Karenly Michelle (Voice)
10 Kenya S. Montalvo (Voice)
11 Niles Brandon (Piano/EPD)
12 Alex Anderson (Piano)
13 Ayinde Webb (Percussion)
14 Adia Oshikoya (Voice)
15 Richard Dye (Saxophone)

More details and itinerary will be posted as we work with our partners in the USA and Kenya,Uganda and Rwanda to make this years trip a special one.


Sam Lutomia

Founder/Visionary (Global Youth Groove)