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


Soundmix provides regular music-making sessions to young refugees and asylum seekers who are separated from their families. We use guitars, keyboards and percussion to develop existing talents and teach new skills with a focus on performance and composition.

  • 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

Asylum Seeker, Refugee, English as a second language

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Croydon, Newham
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Performance, Training, Vocal


Asian popular, Jazz & blues, Pop and Rock, RnB

Participants Recruited From

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

Participants Referred To

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

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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)