Welcome to Efterkids, the brainchild of Danish super band Efterklang. The project, which out in February of this year, seeks to raise awareness around the issue of greater music education in public schools, as well as fundraise for increased access to music resources and equipment.
Collaborating with talented kids from across the globe is an important part of this unique project. Efterklang collaborated with students from the Special Music School in New York earlier this year, and in July six talented local kids performed with the band live on stage at the Traumzeit Festival in Germany.
Efterklang is currently working on similar projects in Poland, San Francisco, Boston and anywhere a group of talented children and their teachers want to join the cause of raising awareness for music in public schools. As the band themselves state, “None of us in Efterklang have ever studied music on a higher level. Had it not been for encouraging music teachers in our public schools we would never have been where we are today”.
Information, videos and course materials can be found at the Efterkids website.