The Orquesta still has some of the original BVSC
members - Manuel "Guarjiro" Mirabal (trumpet), Barbarito Torres (laud) and bandleader Jesus Aguaje Ramos - plus the guitarist, Manuel Galban, who won a post-BVSC
Grammy with Ry Cooder for the album, Mambo Sinuendo in 2003.
Brian Carr, Chief Executive of BVSC
says, "These placements are crucial to participants who will be coming off job seeker benefits to undertake the role with their host employer.
However, the one woman to emerge with BVSC
, singer Omara Portuondo, is thankfully still with us and plays the Sage's Hall 1 next Wednesday with six top-class musicians from the Caribbean island.
EMMA BAYMAN BVSC
, CERT VA, MRCVS (VETERINARY SURGEON): I feel that the number of councils is probably less significant than the effectiveness of the councils.
Community-minded Tanzina Shakila and Shareen Banares sign up to volunteer with BVSC
The heartbeat of BVSC
, bassist Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez, is the man who's sonorous sound has appeared on every track of every album in World Circuit's Buena Vista series.
EMMA BAYMAN BVSC
, CERT VA, MRCVS (VETERINARY SURGEON): As well as being a time for eating, drinking and celebration for humans, Christmas can be fraught with danger for our pets.
The programme is led by BVSC
in partnership with Solihull SUSTAIN and guided by a Core Strategic Partnership Group.
Brian Carr, chief executive at BVSC
, said: "Birmingham's local voluntary sector is to be commended on its coordinated and passionate response to the crisis facing many.
Brian Carr of BVSC
Some 40 charity and multi-faith groups are behind the Community Support Network.
Caroline Anson, programmes manager at BVSC
, said: "Over the past year 2,850 Birmingham residents have visited the Volunteer Centre to find volunteering opportunities.
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