TuneDin Festival Photos by Alicia Clarke

TuneDin Festival at The Place -Photos by Alicia Clarke

We took part in a project run by The Place London and Hakeem Onibudo. Tunedin brought together young music and dance companies with the aim of creating new work and increasing diversity in The Place , London . We worked with Artistry Dance and created a new piece that was premiered at The Festival in April 2018. It was a new experience for Youthsayers as we have not worked with contemporary dancers before . The project was a wonderful learning experience for the musicians and dancers and we were proud of our finished work. It was good to be part of an event that had profesional production values and work in one of the UK's best known dance institutions. We would like to thanks The Arts Council of England for their support on this project.

Have a look at our gallery to see some great photos of TuneDin Festival at The Place taken by photographer Alicia Clarke

TuneDin Festival April 2018

8 musicians from Youthsayers took part in the Tunedin Festival at The Place. We worked with Artistry Youth Dance over a 4 month period to create a piece of new work with live music and contemporary dance. The participants had a new experience as the dancers had never worked with live musicians before and likewise the musicians had not worked with contemporary dancers. The rehearsal process was interesting and challenging and the final show (April 7th 2018) came together to stunning effect. Other companies involved included Raw Material Music and Media and Impact Youth Dance.We would like to thank Hakeem Onibudo at The Place for devising and producing the festival and all the staff at The Place. Also thanks to   Kamara  Gray the artistic director of Artistry Youth Dance.  Gratitude also goes out to Arts Council England for supporting this project. 

Youthsayers Outernational Orchestra are 22 teenagers from London and Cologne

 Youthsayers Outernational Orchestra are 22 teenagers from London and Cologne performing a set of classic ska and reggae tunes. They will open the stage on Saturday afternoon and also send a powerful signal of outernational unity in times of Brexit and small-mindedness in both countries. Brace yourself for what might be the fourth generation of Ska!
If you want to know more and support this project, the donation page is still open: https://www.gut-fuer-koeln-und-bonn.de/projects/58758
 — withSoothsayers and Youthsayers.

EFG London Jazz Festival

Totally proud of these dudes who smashed it EFG London Jazz Festival yesterday at #NextGenerations Barbican Centre thanks to teachers Idris Rahman Pat Hatchett Julia Biel and Arts Council England for funding us and Raw Material Music and Media for hosting us.

Mebrakh Haughton – Johnson

Congratulations to , Youthsayers member , Mebrakh Haughton- Johnson . He has just passed 2 grade 8 music exams on alto sax and clarinet with 2 distinctions . Mebrakh has been offered places at Royal College of Music, Guildhall , Trinity Laban , Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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Buy a Youthsayers T Shirt

Youthsayers Barbican Freestage © Sonal Bakrania - IMG_0723

Support us by buying a T Shirt (great Xmas pressy ) – You will be helping young musicians to take part in this project . Price £10 . Logo by South London Graffiti artist DANE – colours military green , chestnut , lime green , Irish green . Usual sizes. Email us at youthsayers@gmail.com.