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Backstage Episode #48: Youth Voice

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It goes without saying that young people will become the leaders of tomorrow’s creative industries…but what are we doing to ensure that children and young people from all backgrounds are not only included… but given a voice?

Nurturing and listening to youth voice was the focus of the latest MC2 event organised by Sage Gateshead, a mini-conference for music Leaders, music teachers, project workers and musicians working with children and young people who are experiencing challenging circumstances.

In this episode we hear from one of the speakers, Esther Lenda Bokuma, who records and performs under the name Estée Blu and also helps young people build career pathways in the music industry. We hear too from a couple of the delegates who attended the conference: Michael Graham who works for Welsh National Opera, and Hannah West of Encore, which runs the Herefordshire Music Service.