A Discovery of Voice-WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE - Music Action International

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Part of 'A Discovery of Voice' event series join us for a workshop by Music Action International for young people

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SCCR A DISCOVERY OF VOICE (WORKSHOP): Creating music with people affected by conflict



Join Music Action International to meet musicians from around the world, exploring beats, tunes and lyrics from different cultures, including places people have had to escape from conflict.

Music is a powerful way to increase well-being, express ourselves and connect people across cultural, religious and geographical borders to create positive change.

In this session, our facilitators will talk about the experience of conflict in other countries and use their music and production skills to facilitate participants to create their own piece of music online together.

All levels of music experience welcome.


Mohammed Yahya is a hip hop musician and music facilitator who specialises in working with young people. Originally from Mozambique, he uses his own experience of war and displacement to help create empathy amongst different communities. In collaboration with Music Action International, he facilitates programmes for refugees and asylum seekers who have been forced to leave their countries and find themselves living in the UK.

Kensaye Russel is a Paris born, London based music producer, composer, engineer, percussionist and creative facilitator. Inspired by his Haitian roots, he merges Afro-Caribbean rhythms with the energy of Hip Hop and the sounds of Electronic music. He has been involved in projects across schools, detention centres and refugee initiatives, working primarily with children and young people. His sessions aim to provide a progressive and accessible experience that resonates with young participants and stimulates their creativity.

Sindy Czureja is a young Roma singer/songwriter, actor and beatboxer. She was born in Poland but raised in East London. The ability to play different instruments, sing, dance and even beatbox have been passed down to Sindy’s family for generations and they are part of a family band called Romany Diamonds who are one of the leading bands in the Roma community. Sindy is a key member of the Music Action International facilitation team working in schools through Harmonise and with teenage refugees through Everyday People:LDN


The aim behind ‘A Discovery of Voice’ is to create a FREE interactive series of events incorporating a discovery of voice and emotions through music that focuses on promoting understandings of mental health, emotions, relationships, communication and nurturing a more confident society through expressions such as music and music therapy.

Using music as a platform to de-exceptionalise our understandings of ‘conflict’ by using an everyday perspective to help boost confidence in individuals and help them hear and better understand their own voice, which in turn can deescalate conflict and improve relationships. The events will help promote an understanding of our emotions and way of coping, managing and communicating them to those around us.

Join our FREE online opening event 'Symphony of Stories' on 17th June 18:00-20:00 and our closing concert on the 19th June 18:00-19:30. These events can be booked on the SCCR Events page.

This event will be delivered on the online platform Zoom. If you book on to the event you will be sent the details via email on how to join nearer the time to the event when bookings have closed.

Please note Zoom offers video capability so you can join with your webcam on, but this is entirely up to you and this option can be turned off. However we would love to see your faces and feel it is a more interactive experience with videos on.

We hope to see you online soon!

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Organiser Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR)

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Part of Cyrenians, the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is a national resource promoting and supporting best practice in family conflict resolution, mediation and early intervention. Family relationship breakdown is one of the biggest causes of youth homelessness. Therefore, the focus of the centre is on young people and their families experiencing conflict which is affecting both their relationships and their lives. The SCCR is delivering a range of free events and resources, including a series of local seminars, national conferences across Scotland, free training sessions, and online resources for practitioners, young people and families. We acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government through a CYPFEIF  and ALEC Fund Grant. Cyrenians is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered charity SC011052.

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