The recordings on this CD are the culmination of a Community Exchange Project between participants at Haslar Immigration Removal Centre and participants from Tree House Children's Centre in Gosport. The project took place in August 2010.
"In the summer of 2010, babies, young children, young people, parents, staff and other professionals took part in the making of this CD over three days and had an absolutely fabulous time doing so! The aim of the collaboration was to increase awareness of those living in our community and to increase exposure to different cultures through music making and singing. We shared an experience with detainees from Haslar Immigration Removal Centre that we would not have had the opportunity to do otherwise. Thank you for making it happen! We hope you enjoy!"
The Tree House Children's Centre
Haslar IRC are pleased to be working alongside Music In Detention to be able to provide an expressive and creative outlet for the immigration detainees in their care. They embrace the cultural diversity of their detainee population and encourage detainees to celebrate their unique cultural identity and nationality through music, dance and song. Music In Detention workshops assist Haslar IRC in promoting respect for the many cultural differences between the nationalities of detainees and promotes positive interaction between staff and detainees.
Music In Detention works through music to give voice to immigration detainees and create channels of communication between them, immigration detention staff, local communities and the wider public.
This project was delivered by Drum Runners and facilitated by Paul Midgley and Kwame Bakoji-Hume, on behalf of Music In Detention. firstname.lastname@example.org www.drumrunners.org 07843 348656
Special thanks go to all the participants of the project. Additional thanks go to all the staff at Haslar IRC and Tree House Children's Centre who made it possible and supported the workshops and the project.