Pericles at The National Theatre – Public Acts – August 2018

Pericles At The National Theatre - Public Acts - August 2018

We took part in amazing production of the William Shakespeare play , Pericles at The National Theatre. Members of Youthsayers featured as The Pirate Ska Band in with other cameo groups from all over London. The show featured a diverse cast of 200 people including professional actors and musicians. This was a valuable opportunity to work in the superb Olivier Theatre and gain experience of working with professionals. Youthsayers met amazing new people who are passionate about the arts and their specialties. You can read a review of the show here:

Well done to Lani , Khush , Mina , Josie , Thabo . Nick and Elijah

Rehearsals Summer 2018

Rehearsal Dates Summer 2018

These are the dates for rehearsals for summer 2018:
All sessions run from 5pm to 7pm Raw Material Music and Media , 2 Robsart Street , London , SW9.
If you have not attended before and want to get involved please email or fill in the join form on our site follow this link

May 2nd
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May 16th
May 23rd
June 6th
June 13th
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June 27th
July 4th
July 11th

Youthsayers Outernational Orchestra – Freedom Sounds Festival – Cologne , Germany

Freedom Sounds Festival - Cologne , Germany

We had an amazing time working with students from Konigin Luise Schule (School) .  Youthsayers members  were hosted by families from the school . Everyone was so welcoming and friendly . We worked on a set of music for 2 days in the school and then performed at Freedom Sounds , a great ska and reggae festival with an amazing line opened by us ,  Youthsayers Outernational Orchestra. 

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!
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Performance Workshop Event January 2018

Performance Workshop Event January 2018

Youthsayers Performance / Workshop 

Where: Lambeth Music Service Saturday Centre,

When:   Saturday 13th Jan 


This Saturday 13th Jan We are doing a performance/ workshop from 12 till 1pm at Lambeth Music Service Saturday Centre , Richard Atkins Primary School , Brixton Sw2 4Jp.   Hope to see you there!