The Italian website MusiBrasil has the ICBIE on its radar. Last February it hosted the wonderful article by Andrea Zeccato (see sidebar), and a week ago a splendid article about Julio and Bigode, written by Gabriella Melli, appeared. For our Italian-savvy readers, go straight to their website by clicking here. For those who can’t deal with Dante’s language, MusiBrasil has kindly permitted me to post an English translation, posted on the sidebar.
Julio and Bigode certainly deserve all this attention, and it’s a great incentive for them to keep working and improving their techniques. Before they left Rome, Julio promised me that he would get a t-shirt printing operation going at the ICBIE within a month’s time, because, although we have produced ICBIE t-shirts from time to time in the past, the quality has not been optimum, and rather than having others produce shirts for us, it would be best to set up an in-house operation. Well, he just wrote me with the good news: the necessary equipment has arrived and the first t-shirts are ready!
This new operation will provide more activities for ICBIE students, and the sale of the t-shirts will generate extra income to finance other initiatives.