Leandro Candido de Oliveira: Leandro was born in Piracicaba, in the interior of Sao Paulo state. "I came to the capital when I was 25, three years ago. I live in the Ipiranga district. I play the flute and like Bach and Pixinguinha. Pixinguinha was a black musician. My family is black through and through." Leandro is studying at the Baccarelli Institute in the favela of Heliopolis, a music school that has, after years of violence, spread the good name of the favela well beyond its borders. Leandro considers himself lucky with his life, friends and family. "And lucky with Brazil too: the best place in the world."