Monthly archives for April 2010

26th April 2010

Bass Station Hits the Streets of Hornsey

More than 25 young people from Hornsey have experienced what it feels like to be a DJ or MC for a day and discovered new talents as The British DJ & MC Academy’s mobile unit stopped at Campsbourne Road over the Easter holidays.

The two events were organised by Circle 33 Housing Trust in partnership with L&Q, Metropolitan Housing and Family Mosaic.

The events took place at Campsbourne Road, which is in the centre of a large social housing estate. During the sessions, the experienced and passionate crew from The British DJ & MC Academy was on hand to give the local residents of all ages the opportunity to try out their DJing, MCing, lyric writing and mixing talents in their mobile unit called The Bass Station.

Omari, 16, said: “I think the DJ & MC Academy is a great institution which allows young people to have an opportunity to! do things which the community does not provide. The DJ & MC Academy could be used as a distraction to pull youths away from crime. They effected my life by allowing me to get the message across about the black youth crime & justice system.”

DJ Trickles, who has been with The British DJ & MC Academy since the beginning, added: “We are the fastest growing youth arts organisation in London and the team is pioneering a new movement by channeling music through developing and promoting young talent, as well as helping young people to build confidence and to gain credibility. The event was a great success, everybody got really engaged had a good time.”

The events are part of an ongoing 12-week project and are organised by Circle 33 Housing Trust as part of a larger programme of learning and leisure opportunities to enhance the Life Chances of young people in the area.

Sussan Rassoulie, Community Development Partnership Manager for Circle 33, said: “We! know from our work with young people that many of them are interested in finding out more about a career in music, so are bringing the experts to them so they can have a go and find out more.

“We are very pleased with how everyone got together and involved. We are now hoping to raise funds to enable a number of the young people to take part in a recognised accredited course that can form part of their educational achievements.”

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18th April 2010

The Hornsey Journal “Rapping course focusses on the positive”

The British DJ & MC Academy feature in the Hornsey Journal. Check out the link!

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9th April 2010

Masterclass in Radio Presenting at BME

British Music Experience

Following the new addition to the academy family, Chris Intaface delivered an amazing Masterclass in Radio Presenting at The British Music Experience on 10th April 2010; a huge thank you to Susanne Buck for arranging yet another amazing placement!

This is what some of the participants said about the workshop!

Oma Dosunmu, 23, London “I will take away actually getting the opportunity to participate in a role play radio show. It gave me a good perspective on what is involved inbeing a presenter and what qualities and attributes are required, it prepared you with the foundation of what is required when entering the industry”

Julia Waiter, 25, Greenwich “I loved the enthusiasm and was encouraged by knowing both Chris Intaface & Lady MC have achieved success”

Siobhan Dacres, 23, London “It provided an insight into the valuable elements of how to undertake a succesdful radio interview and how to prepare yet also use your initiative in situations that arise, added bonus, the tutors are awesome people!”

BME 2010

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