MusikAbility – Young Voices performing live!

Eight Young Voices campaigners from their band 'Musikability' posing with their instruments

A shared passion for music has inspired eight Young Voices campaigners from the Philippines to form a music group, MusikAbility. Together they are hoping to change the world song at a time.

On 16th September they performed live in Parañaque City, as part of the celebrations for the 10th Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week. Their performance went down a storm. Musikability compose and record their own original songs that contain powerful messages about disability. Through their music they hope to make the public aware that disabled people have the same interests and talent as everyone else.

You’re The One (Young Voices Music Workshop 2012)

The musical talents of two Young Voices campaigners from the Philippines burst onto the Internet this week through their music video ‘You’re the One’. Featuring an original song and live performances, the video was created at a music training workshop in Malaysia with award-winning music producer Robin Millar and his team. Along with talented Young Voices members from Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, the Filipino members learned to produce their own songs to use as campaigning tools. Their songs which will be released on iTunes and Amazon thanks to a partnership with Believe Digital’s Zimbalam label.

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Amazing Friends (Young Voices Music Workshop 2012)

The musical talents of three Malaysian Young Voices members burst onto the Internet this week through their music video ‘Amazing Friends’. Featuring an original song and live performances, the video was created at a music training workshop in Selangor with award-winning music producer Robin Millar and his team. Along with talented Young Voices members from Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Philippines, the Malaysian members learned to produce their own songs to use as campaigning tools. Their songs will be released on iTunes and Amazon thanks to a partnership with Believe Digital’s Zimbalam label.

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Reza – Single Parent (Young Voices Music Workshop 2012)

The musical talents of Reza Yuda Pradita, a Young Voices campaigner from Indonesia, burst onto the Internet this week through his music video ‘Single Parent’. Featuring an original song and a live performance, the video was created at a music training workshop in Malaysia with award winning music producer Robin Millar and his team. Along with talented Young Voices members from the Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, Reza learned to produce his own songs to use as campaigning tools. Their songs will be released on iTunes and Amazon thanks to a partnership with Believe Digital’s Zimbalam label.

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New music video calls for full inclusion of people with disabilities

The musical talents of two Sri Lankan Young Voices members burst onto the Internet this week through their music video ‘Don’t Make Us Socially Disabled’. Featuring an original song and live performances, the video was created at a music training workshop in Malaysia with award-winning music producer Robin Millar and his team. Along with talented Young Voices members from Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines, the Sri Lankan members learned to produce their own songs to use as campaigning tools. Please keep visiting this site for details of their new songs, which will be released on iTunes and Amazon thanks to a partnership with Believe Digital’s Zimbalam label.

Talented Zambia Young Voices members to produce their own music

Sting, Adele, Young Voices… What these musicians have in common is that they have worked with top UK music producer Robin Millar and his team. During the first week of December Robin led an intensive week-long studio training seminar in Zambia for musically talented Young Voices members from Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Zambia. Using professional equipment, they learned how to produce their own songs, which will be released globally via Itunes and Amazon.

The music training project was launched in response to Young Voices members’ own desire to express themselves and their campaigning messages through music. Many Young Voices groups have already recorded songs and music videos, and we plan to roll out the music project across Africa and Asia starting in 2012.

At the same time, other Young Voices members from across Africa honed their campaigning skills at the Africa regional workshop. Speaking of his experience, Sierra Leone Young Voices member John Conteh said, ‘since joining Young Voices, I have had hope and freedom after total neglect. Young Voices has sent me to a studio, which I had never expected to visit… I long to share the experience I will gain from the workshop with the Sierra Leone group when I return. I hope to become an international superstar for Sierra Leone Young Voices.’

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Talented Liberia Young Voices members to produce their own music

Sting, Adele, Young Voices… What these musicians have in common is that they have worked with top UK music producer Robin Millar and his team. During the first week of December Robin led an intensive week-long studio training seminar in Zambia for musically talented Young Voices members from Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Zambia. Using professional equipment, they learned how to produce their own songs, which will be released globally via Itunes and Amazon.

The music training project was launched in response to Young Voices members’ own desire to express themselves and their campaigning messages through music. Many Young Voices groups have already recorded songs and music videos, and we plan to roll out the music project across Africa and Asia.

At the same time, other Young Voices members from across Africa honed their campaigning skills at the Africa regional workshop. Speaking of his experience, Sierra Leone Young Voices member John Conteh said, ‘since joining Young Voices, I have had hope and freedom after total neglect. Young Voices has sent me to a studio, which I had never expected to visit… I long to share the experience I will gain from the workshop with the Sierra Leone group when I return. I hope to become an international superstar for Sierra Leone Young Voices.’

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