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Listen to the Music is Back

Listen to the Music is Back!!

Listen to the Music was run in 2013 where young people in the Horowhenua community had the chance to showcase their talents on a wider scale. This year we have young people taking over the entire project!!

Six workshops were offered in Videography, Security, Image Management, Sound and Stage, and performance for young people. The outcome being 3 concerts held in the Horowhenua District. These skills were put to the test when the first Listen to the Music concert was held at Shannon School last Friday, with the second concert this Friday at Manawatu college.

On Saturday the 26th September at 6pm, the final concert will be held at Te Takere for everyone in the community to attend. This concert will be the milestone of the project and give young people the motivation to keep up their skills and passion for what they love.

So how were we able to offer this project to young people- funding was secured by the Ministry of Youth Development to enable the Contact Youth Space team to coordinate the workshops, and give an opportunity for young people to develop skills and showcase their talent. We have also been lucky enough to have some amazing people tutoring the workshops and supporting the project including Vicki Makutu (Blackout Media) Sharntelle Cassady (Manfield Events organiser), Shannon Leef (Jgeeks), Steve Poulton (Musician and production) and Steve Matenga (Nz Police).

We currently have a 30 young people involved in the project who have each had an important part to play. With the success of our first concert, we are all looking forward to the next 2 weeks where we can show the Horowhenua and wider districts what we have to offer.


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