The RISE Cypha Project is aiming to utilise conscience hip hop and its culture, as well as facilitated discussions around social justice, to educate, motivate, inspire and empower young people with the skills and confidence to reach their fullest potential. The Cypha Project will provide refugee and asylum seeker participants with all the necessary facilities, including, a recording space and workshops.

With the assistance of our talented and professional staff, we hope to provide training, educational mentoring, sound engineering and production facilities for young people to professionally record, market and distribute their songs.

The need for this project arose from RISE?s consultations with asylum seeker and refugee communities. One of the most common needs amongst the youth identified in these consultations, was the desire for their voice, to be heard and acknowledged.

Project Coordinator and hip hop artist, Patrick Marks aka Pataphysics says ?The RISE Cypha project provides opportunities for young artists to write and record their songs [as well as] learning how to record and mix their own music. Participants walk away with not just a bunch of songs but skills they can use to continue making music.?

Ultimately, this project is aimed at empowering participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to positively express their own identities within the context of their environment. The recording space will establish a positive relationship between participants & instructors, thereby enabling positive social skills and artistic mentorships to grow.

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For more information about the project or media opportunities please contact or call us on 03?9639?8623.