In December 2011, musicians Tom Fairbairn & Camilo Tirado visited Beauchamp Middle School and Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre over the course of 3 weeks. The aim of the project was to create a connection between detainees and pupils. Although the two groups could never physically meet, Tom & Camilo helped them get to know each other by writing, singing and playing through the medium of sound recording. Get to know them a little yourself and have a listen to this CD.
Thie project was delivered by the Asian Music Circuit (www.amc.org.uk), facilitated by Camilo Tirado & Tom Fairbairn.
Music In Detention works through music to give a voice to immigration detainees and create channels of communication between them, immigration detention staff, local communities and the wider public.
"I loved our performances and learning about people from this country and other countries. I would love to do it again!"
Laura Wells, Year 5
"A big thanks goes out to both Tom and Camilo and to all the staff and participants involved at Beauchamp Middle School and Yarl's Wood IRC for their wonderful enthusiasm, energy and engagement with the project."
Jasel Nandha, Asian Music Circuit