What, and who is Youth Empire?
“WE DON’T BUILD DREAMS WE BUILD HOPE’’
Youth Empire effective youth participation music concept is creating opportunities for young people to be involved in influencing, shaping, designing and contributing to policy and the development of services and programmes. Youth Empire participation is based on the principles of young people:
• being informed
• having an effect on outcomes
• organising themselves
• making decisions or being involved in decision-making
• being involved in follow-up
. • Building quality leadership in the community
The Youth Empire Music development program is about young people growing up and developing the skills and attitudes they need. Positive youth development occurs when young people have the opportunity and support to contribute to society in a way that is valued and respected (Meaningful involvement). We provide real opportunities for young people to be actively involved in decisions that affect their lives and communities. Having access to effective youth participation in our communities is important for young people’s wellbeing and their sense of belonging, identity and citizenship plus Cultural values. Government and non-Government agencies including churches are increasingly involving consumers and community in decision-making. Evidence shows that policies and programmes designed after consultation with users are more likely to be effective.
We provide real opportunities for young people to be actively involved in decisions that
affect their lives and communities. Having access to effective youth participation in our
communities is important for young people’s wellbeing and their sense of belonging, identity
and citizenship plus Cultural values.
Government and non-Government agencies including churches are increasingly involving
consumers and community in decision-making. Evidence shows that policies and
programmes designed after consultation with users are more likely to be effective.
By utilising youth participation principles, one is more likely to get it right the first time and
avoid wasting time and money on services young people don’t want to use. The years from
age 12 to 24 are important for the development of young people as they move from childhood
Learning by doing, and being involved in decision-making is part of young people’s
contribution to changes in society. Youth Empire is about providing opportunities for young
people to be involved in real issues, in partnership with adults, where their ideas and views
are valued by their outcome.
YOUTH EMPIRE MUSIC TOUR BUS 2019
Youth Empire Cairns in Association with Malosi S.W.A.G INC Introduces you to the very first Mobile Recording Studio in Australia.
Based in Far North QLD (Cairns) The EMPIRE Music movement was originally Founded in 1999 as a Independent Record Label known as MALOSI ENTERTAINMENT and POLYARTS.
During 1999-2017 We have facilitated and delivered many music programs for Youth Suicide- Crime and Preventions Projects- Sexual Abuse- Graffiti stop and School focus programs and more importantly THE GENERAL COMMUNITIES.
We have worked extensively with many Local Councils in NSW-VIC-QLD
(NSW) Bankstown- Minto- Campbelltown- Riverwood- Maquarie fields
(VICTORIA) Albury Flexible Learning Centre and Anglicare
(QLD) Cairns Regional Council-- Juvenille Justice - PCYC
and thats only just to name a few.
We have developed this Bus to reach into the Rural areas in the far northern regions QLD and also local schools, Community groups, Youth Affiliations etc... . Its sole purpose is to reach into the untapped or the evolving talents of our young people in the less fortunate areas where this kind of facility is not made available to them.
Our Endevour is to have the Tour Bus fully operational by August 2019. We are yet to confirm its first destination but we can Introduce an insight to one of from our 6 Subjects.
The Curriculum will be made available for those wishing to participate in the Programs in the coming months on this website..
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SUBJECT: Digital Music
What is it? Digital Music covers many areas. In this example, we are showcasing recording music or sounds and then using a computer to manipulate those recordings to create musical compositions using advanced music skills.
Why choose digital music?
• Suitable for people with beginner and to work intensively
• Suitable for all ages
• Fun and enjoyable
• Works towards an ‘end piece’ giving a sense of the enjoyment that playing with sounds brings
What are the aims of this activity?
• Increased confidence, self-esteem and other of achievement
• Increased musical skills
• Increased ICT skills
• Build mutual respect and encourage communication
• Increased self-esteem and confidence
• Increased transferable skills such as team work
• Showcase the enjoyment that playing with sounds brings Size of groups
These workshops need smaller groups as they depend on a sharing of equipment and the tutor being able to support each member of the group equally.
Ideally we will use groups of 2-4, if we have more we can split the overall group into smaller groups which can work separately.
Instruments For these workshops, we will be relying computers with suitable programmes
How flexible is the activity?
• This kind of workshop can be used to explore specific issues, such as those that affect the participants or particular issues the auspicing body may be interested in.
• This can work with all sorts of other art activities as participants can compose pieces for dance, animation, film, theatre and many, many more.
• Compositions can work as part of overall performances, interlinking with the performance/piece and not just acting as a background.
• This activity has a definite outcome – a final piece is created. This will then be shown/played allowing participants to show their work and gain a sense of achievement.
WHY A MUSIC BUS YOU ASK ??
Youth Empire believes that music can impact the lives of even the hardest to reach
individuals. It can have a highly positive effect when delivered in a sensitive and client
centered way, by trained community music tutors and practitioners. Music enriches lives; it
can be liberating, exciting, soothing and joyful - the act of creating music is, in itself,
Music is suitable for all groups – all ages and all abilities – activities can be tailored to
capture the imagination and interest of all people. Music is not just for people who are, or
want to become musicians; it provides new opportunities for people to learn and to socialise.
Using community music activities with groups can cross cultural divides and bridge age gaps
whilst building cohesion and in doing so, bring communities together.
The aim of community music is not necessarily about the end product of a musical piece but
the journey to get there. Along the way participants can increase their confidence, levels of
basic skills, community cohesion and strengthen community ties, as well as develop practical
Music is easy to combine within larger creative projects using other art forms and therefore,
can be linked to visual arts, film making, animation, dance and theatre, to name a few.
TUTORS AND SUPPORT TEAM
RICHARD FURCH (USA)
Grammy Award Mix Engineer
Richard Furch is at a sweet spot in his career as a mix engineer.
Starting out in New York, he was part of some of the seminal albums of the 2000’s such as Outkast’s “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” and Usher’s “Confessions” and critical darlings such as Fountains Of Wayne’s “Stacy’s Mom”.
Moving coasts to Los Angeles saw him working with all-time giants of the music industry such as Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. He was then tapped by the legendary Prince as mixer and engineer for his latest Gold selling, chart topping “Lotusflower/MPLSound” album.
Growing up on SSL consoles and having learned from legendary mixers such as Michael Brauer, Chris Lord-Alge and Tchad Blake, Richard obtained an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of analog and digital mixing techniques, a stunning arsenal of vintage and modern gear and finally his own no holds barred mixHaus studios in LA.
22 nominated albums, with one current nomination for 2018
He has amassed credits on 6 Grammy winning albums out of 22 nominated albums, with one current nomination for 2018.
With 25+ million records sold including two diamond selling projects, 500+ million youtube views and over 240 album credits to his name he continues to craft profoundly emotional mixes with exceptional sonics and ecstatic clients for the likes of Frank Ocean, Tyrese, BJ The Chicago Kid, Leela James, India.Arie, TGT, Chrisette Michele, The Weeknd, Ledisi, K Michelle, Chaka Khan, The Isley Brothers, Patti LaBelle and many many more.
60th Grammy Awards: Best New Age Album "Songversation:Medicine" (India Arie) - Nomination
59th Grammy Awards: Best R&B Album “In My Mind” (BJ The Chicago Kid) - Nomination
59th Grammy Awards: Best Traditional R&B Performance “Women’s World” (BJ The Chicago Kid - Nomination
59th Grammy Awards: Best R&B Performance “Turning Me Up” (BJ The Chicago Kid) - Nomination
58th Grammy Awards: Best R&B Album “Forever Charlie” (Charlie Wilson) - Nomination
58th Grammy Awards: Best R&B Song “Shame” (Tyrese) - Nomination
58th Grammy Awards: Best Traditional R&B Performance “Shame” (Tyrese) - Nomination
56th Grammy Awards: Best R&B Album “Three Kings” (TGT) - Nomination
56th Grammy Awards: Best R&B Album “Better” (Chrisette Michele) - Nomination
55th Grammy Awards: Best R&B Album “Open Invitation” (Tyrese) - Nomination
Soul Train Awards: Song Of The Year “Stay” (Tyrese) - Winner
52nd Grammy Awards: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance “Dreamer” (Prince) - Nomination
50th Grammy Awards: Best R&B Album “Funk This” (Chaka Khan) - Winner
47th Grammy Awards: Best Contemporary R&B Album “Confessions” (Usher) - Winner
47th Grammy Awards: Best Gospel Choir Album “Live…This Is Your House” (The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir) - Winner
46th Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” (Outkast) - Winner
46th Grammy Awards: Best Pop Performance By A Group With Vocal “Stacy’s Mom” (Fountains Of Wayne) - Nomination
45th Grammy Awards: Best Gospel Choir Album “Be Glad” (The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir) - Winner
45th Grammy Awards: Best Jazz Vocal Album "Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane" (Karrin Allyson) - Nomination
45th Grammy Awards: Best Engineered Album - Non-Classical "Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane" (Karrin Allyson) - Nomination
44th Grammy Awards: Best Contemporary Jazz Album “M2” (Marcus Miller) - Winner
44th Grammy Awards: Best Rap Album "The Blueprint" (Jay-Z) - Nomination
Tec Award Scholarship for Outstanding Engineering
Berklee College Of Music Scholarship
Sound On Sound Studios New York
Berklee College Of Music Bachelor Of Music Production And Engineering (summa cum laude)
SAE Berlin Audio Engineer Diploma
Cairns Post 11 April 2019
We would like to thank Cairns Post for the Media Support and the great write up.
We would also like to Thank STAR FM CAIRNS for there ongoing support not only in Previous projects but in general for all there great work to this City.