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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

KimNara Music

Social music workshops that include song writing, live band music making and interactive performance for those with autism and related learning difficulties.

  • Organisation Type: Community / participatory music organisation


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Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation


Three most commonly faced challenges

Special educational needs, Economic deprivation

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Hackney
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, DJ/MC, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Performance, Untuned percussion, Vocal, Youth leadership


Gospel, Hip Hop, Indie grunge, Pop and Rock, Rap MC

Other commonly faced challenges by participants

Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social and sensory integration difficulties

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with KimNara Music are recruited from:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)