Beyond Skin turn Suffolk Community Youth Group into Music Makers

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Promoting ‘harmony’ was the order of the day when Beyond Skin visited Suffolk Community Centre in Belfast with special guest, North London rapper and DJ, Raphael Frank, as part of the Belfast Harbour funded #Arts Dialogue project.

#Arts Dialogue was formed in March 2017 at the Northern Ireland Global Peace Summit. It is an inter-generational diverse team of artists, young peace activists and professionals in conflict resolution and a collaboration with six organisations; Beyond Skin (Northern Ireland), Heartbeat (Israel-Palestine), The Music Project (Sri Lanka) & Escuelas de Paz (Colombia) with assistance from United Network of Young Peace Builders and Brehon Advisory.

Combining decades of experience in peacebuilding, community development and youth work within very different areas of conflict and post-conflict, Arts Dialogue collective have designed a shared approach to enabling youth as agents of change through the Arts.

In a truly musical collaboration, Beyond Skin and Raphael provided the summer scheme with an exclusive masterclass in music production and Djing, using instruments from all around the world.

The Northern Ireland programme of workshops & events are delivered by members of #ArtsDialogue. Some are based locally and others internationally with artistic content shared and developed with #ArtsDialogue partners globally.