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

Raw Material

Raw Sounds is a programme of music and creative media sessions for people with mental health needs, open to young people and adults between the ages of 16-65 accessing mental health services.

  • Organisation Type: Community / participatory arts organisation

Email: hannahkemp-welch@rawmusicmedia.co.uk

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

76-100%

Three most commonly faced challenges

Mental health problems, Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), Economic deprivation

Age of participants

16-25

Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, DJ/MC, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Mentoring, Performance, Technology, Training, Vocal, Youth leadership

Genres

Country, Dance electronic, Folk, Garage, Gospel, Grime, Hip Hop, Indie grunge, Jazz & blues, Pop and Rock, Rap MC, Reggae, RnB, Roots

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Raw Material are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Raw Material:

Young Researcher Case Study - Shakira

Shakira presents two progression case studies – the first tells the story of John, a Raw Sounds participant. The second is Shakira’s own journey.

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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: Gov.uk - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)