Orchestra of disabled musicians gets world attention
July 7, 2017
The Tap Tap is an orchestra created 18 years ago in Prague in Czechoslovakia to give disabled students a chance to discover their musical talents.
Today it has become world famous and the band has played in London, Madrid, Moscow and Jerusalem. Its next stops are New York, Washington and Chicago.
Many of the musicians are in wheelchairs with serious disabilities. The band's strength is based on its two essential rules - they always come on time and they work well as a team. Tap Tap produces music of its own, with help from local musicians, and lyrics that target the world of the disabled.
The 20-member group plays about 60 concerts a year and despite all the difficulties of going on the road, they travel all over.
The orchestra's next project for next year is to perform in jails along with prisoners.
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