Now planned for Heliopolis, a Sao Paulo favela: a $6.6 million classical music center. As a former French Horn player, I'm all for music training. But I wonder whether a massive investment like this is the way forward. In tandem, there should be some concrete benefits for all Heliopolis residents.
Perhaps sewers, water, legal electricity would be good ideas. The community should organize to demand these things in concert with the new concert facility.