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Join us at Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 30 November 2017 where we will be strengthening our commitment to social justice. Through conversations with our network, and motivated by seeing continued injustices in the world, we’ve created a conference to tackle some big questions head on.

Here at Sound Connections, we’re on a mission to become an Attitude Champion. We’ve partnered with the inspiring team at Attitude is Everything because we believe in their mission to improve deaf and disabled access to live music and music making activities.

Earlier this year we were excited to award Wired4Music member Jacob Roberts-Mensah a place on our Generate programme, with a bursary and mentoring support to run his own music project.

XLR Collective's Hack a Heckle have released their lead single called 'Hide'

Mexico is a country rich full of contrasts with a wide range of cultural, educational, economic and political differences. It is full of culture and history with a wealth of musical rhythms and over 70 indigenous languages. This same cultural variety and rich contrasts are reflected in the 119.5 million Mexicans living in the Mexican Republic and 53 million of whom live in extreme poverty at the same time one of the world's richest men is Mexican.
 

The Music Leader Training Programme (EaT)
Train as a community music teacher and gain a City and Guilds EaT qualification

LONDON & BRISTOL CLASSES AVAILABLE

The Music Leader Training Programme (EaT)
Train as a community music teacher and gain a City and Guilds EaT qualification

LONDON & BRISTOL CLASSES AVAILABLE

Jack Drum Arts have just wrapped up our week-long annual Summer School that saw a host of young performers and musicians aged 8 – 25 come together in the beautiful grounds of Auckland Castle to work alongside professional and emerging artists, and castle staff, to research, develop and perform a piece of drama with music. 

From 8th – 29th July we here at Jack Drum Arts (with support from Arts Council England, Youth Music, and DurhamWorks) played host to Rumenig Dantas, Bigato Pereira, Paijara de Xango, our maracatu de baque virado mentors from Nação do Maracatu Porto Rico. 

We speak to Rosie Bergonzi about how the experience of working on Musical Rumpus has impacted her artistic practice and how she has found working with early years in this way.

While playing an instrument can easily bring us and our children lots of joy, sharing instruments might pose some small health risks. But better safe than sorry! Here are a few tips on what we should all know before sharing music instruments.

Doing the Arts Awards for the first time proves to be more challenging - and rewarding - than first imagined.