Young people from Barbot, Edmonton Green and Plevna Estates in Haringey have been given the chance to try out their DJing and MC skills at a free workshop.
Metropolitan Housing Trust London (MHT London) partnered with the British DJ & MC Academy, a company that provides workshops covering DJ and lyrical skills, production and performance, to give residents with an interest in music and production a flavour of the music industry.
The Taster DJ and MC Workshop provided young people with the opportunity to create a mock radio show and try out the roles of DJ, presenter and interviewee. They also took part in a mixing and microphone session during the two hour workshop.
Tony Rodriguez, Community Initiatives Officer at MHT, said: “Young people living in Edmonton and the surrounding area have a huge amount of musical creativity, and this taster workshop gave them an insight into DJing and radio production.
“Depending on the popularity of the workshop, we are also considering running an eight-week accredited course that will develop their talents and may open up the possibilities of a recording career. You never know, we could discover a new Wiley or Trevor Nelson.”
As well as providing an insight into DJing, writing and performing of rap-style, vocal and spoken word lyrics, such workshops can be used to teach young people about issues in society and help them to investigate and formulate their own thoughts about the world around them.
Metropolitan Housing Trust London (MHT London)