RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees) is excited to announce launch of a community based recording studio in November as part of the RISE Cypher Project.

The RISE music studio will give opportunities to aspiring young artists to positively express themselves and develop industry skills in a safe and supportive environment.

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

?Through this project we seek to give young people a voice and a place to be creative so that they can publicly express themselves and be leaders on issues that affect them in the community? says Ramesh Fernandez, RISE CEO.

The need for this project arose from RISE?s consultations with migrant and refugee communities. One of the most common needs identified by young people is for their voice to be heard, recognised and acknowledged in addressing the various challenges they face.

As such this program 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 mentorship to grow.

?What sets this program apart is that it goes back to the roots of conscience hip-hop and its culture which promoted creative expression as form of self empowerment to address social and political barriers.? says Waleed Mussa, RISE Director

Interested parties must register their interest at admin@riserefugee.org by the 31st of October, places are limited!!!!

Media contact: RISE Director, Waleed Mussa @ (03) 9639 8623