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Philip Flood (Sound Connections)

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Philip Flood has been at Sound Connections since 2010 and is responsible for the overall strategy and governance of the charity. Previously, he was Head of LSO Discovery and prior to this, Education Director for Spitalfields Music and Head of Music and Media at a large inner-London FE college. He is also an advisor for the PRS for Music Foundation and a Trustee of the Music Education Council.

 

Emily Reddon (London Youth)

Emily Reddon

Emily Reddon is the Arts Development Manager at London Youth, where she leads on the charity’s creative and cultural programmes for young people and youth workers. Emily’s background is in the youth sector and she has worked in youth and community settings for 9 years.

 

Liz Coomb (Sound Connections)

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Liz is a creative producer specialising in developing, delivering and leading small to large-scale events, projects and programmes for regional and national music organisations. Since 2014 her work has focussed on music education with children and young people, firstly at the award-winning Newham Music Hub expanding their portfolio of events, flagship projects and partnership work before joining Music for Youth in 2017 where she led the development and delivery of MFY’s programmes that reach 60,000 young people across the UK each year.

 

Esther Bokuma Lenda (Artist, Sound Connections young trustee and former Wired4Music member)

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London born Neo-Soul, RnB and Jazz inflenced Artist Estée Blu has been compared to the likes of SZA and Solange by NME. Her debut self-release ‘All’ was premiered by Beats 1 Radio’s Julie Adenuga, citing the song as “beautiful”. The young singer is also supported by The Roundhouse, The MOBO Awards and Help Musicians UK. Esther qualified as a French Teacher before moving into artist development and course management, developing young artists at Urban Development from 2018 to 2019. She is currently studying for her Masters in Music Business Management at the University of Westminster.

 

Colin Brent (Bollobrook Youth Centre)

Colin Brent

Colin Brent has worked at Bollo Brook Youth Centre for over 11 years, previously doing youth work in Germany and Spain and with young Travellers. His publications include ‘Embracing chaos in youth work’.

 

Christopher Ellington AKA Likkle Dotz (Bollobrook Youth Centre)

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Christopher Ellington, aka Likkle Dotz, is a rap, trap, r’n’b and drill producer from North-West London. Aged 19, he has been attending Bollo for three years. He is currently signed to Finesse Forever and has worked with artists including Ramz, Fivio Foreign and AM.

 

Graham Dowdall (Community Musician, Trainer, Lecturer)

Graham Dowdall

A lifelong musician Graham has spent much of the last forty years on the road or in the studio and has worked with a huge range of artists including Nico, John Cale, African National Congress Choir, Suns of Arqa , Band of Holy Joy and many more. Wanting to return to community activist roots he studied Music Workshop Skills at Goldsmiths and has been an active Community Musician for 25 years working in a huge range of contexts – schools, Special Schools, Pupil Referral Units, Care Homes, Prisons and Youth Centres. His work is driven by a passion to effect change through the power of music and to open out the opportunities for creative musical engagement to all but especially those facing challenging circumstances. For the last 12 years he has led all Community Music teaching at Goldsmiths and developed an extensive Training portfolio delivering training for many Music Hubs and delivery organisations across the country.

 

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