19 episodes

A small arts organisation, Drum and Brass discussing local and national issues which affect community music in and around Leicester. They have visions to change the world through music and want to share their ideas on how to do that. For more information on the work that we do, please visit www.drumandbrass.co.uk

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A small arts organisation, Drum and Brass discussing local and national issues which affect community music in and around Leicester. They have visions to change the world through music and want to share their ideas on how to do that. For more information on the work that we do, please visit www.drumandbrass.co.uk

    SOUNDS OF... SHOBANA PRASAD

    SOUNDS OF... SHOBANA PRASAD

    Hello and welcome to Sounds of…  a podcast created by Drum and Brass, with the support of the National Lottery, and Leicestershire County Council in which we explore the impact of music on our lives.  In today’s episode, we hear Drum and Brass director, Julie Hoggarth talking to Shobana Prasad,
    Shobana Prasad (sometimes known as Soulful Shobana) is a former intelligence analyst in the British Civil Service who had the privilege and responsibility of writing and briefing on subjects of major international interest (as well as working in an active war zone). After a series of health scares in 2016 she finally understood the signals the universe was sending her and opted for a radical lifestyle change. For the last 3 years, whilst recovering, she has organically formed a publishing, events and media platform called the "soulful group" which has a simple purpose to 'unlace words and detangle life to help make the world a more soulful place'. The soulful group is part publishing house, part lifestyle brand and part social enterprise but always fully soulful.
    Thank you for listening and if you have enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and you will hear about the next episode as soon as it drops.  And do take a look around the Drum and Brass website – www.drumandbrass.co.uk to find out about our many other projects.
    Our special thanks go to our guest Shobana Prasad, to our funding partners - the National Lottery and Leicestershire County Council, to our producer Davina Wilson, our technical support John Sinclair and to you for listening today.  

    • 28 min
    SOUNDS OF... HARI AND DAINON

    SOUNDS OF... HARI AND DAINON

    Hello and welcome to Sounds of…  a podcast created by Drum and Brass, with the support of Arts Council England, in which we explore the impact of art and music on our lives.  
    In today’s episode Drum and Brass director, Dainon Gorman finds out how Hari Trivedi started Drum and Brass with Julie Hoggarth. 
    As well as being a graphic designer, Hari is a musician who plays the Indian drum called a tabla to a classical standard.  Hari also produces music and creating healing soundscapes.

    To see more of Hari's work, follow him on the below:

    https://www.instagram.com/trivedih/

    Soundscapes - https://soundcloud.com/ishan-sattva

    Yoga and Healing - https://www.thetantric.co.uk/

    • 10 min
    SOUNDS OF... RUINBOW

    SOUNDS OF... RUINBOW

    Hello and welcome to Sounds of…  a podcast created by Drum and Brass, with the support of Arts Council England, in which we explore the impact of art and music on our lives.  In today’s episode Drum and Brass director, Julie Hoggarth talks to the artist “Ruinbow” about his art and wellbeing.
    The artist known as "Ruinbow" discovered a passion for art while serving a custodial sentence. On release, he contacted Drum and Brass via the No Bars project. We offered him some mentoring and he chose to work on ideas to market his Banksie-inspired artwork.
    In this podcast Julie and Ruinbow talk about prison and release, and how art is both escapism and purpose for Ruinbow.

    • 29 min
    SOUNDS OF... Pritam Singh

    SOUNDS OF... Pritam Singh

    Hi and welcome to our latest podcast. Today we would like to introduce our latest project "Prabandh", supported by the National Lottery Fund. It is a research project on the roots of Indian Classical music and lead by Pritam Singh who is a global name in music. This is our second project with Pritam and an absolute honour to have his expertise and guidance. The project team also consists of Hari Trivedi and Julie Hoggarth. We would love you to get involved with the project, so please get in touch www.prabandh.co.uk

    • 28 min
    SOUNDS OF... CHERYL ARMATRADING

    SOUNDS OF... CHERYL ARMATRADING

    Hello and welcome to Sounds of. Today we have Kim Burley Jones in conversation with Cheryl Armatrading. 

    Cheryl Armatrading set up the AAA Foundation after the tragic death of her son Antoin Akpom. Antoin was a community youth worker who used sport to aspire to their goals and inspire young people away from crime. Cheryl continues his legacy as the Managing Director of the Antoin Akpom Achievements Foundation which offers workshops and activities for young people. Cheryl also sits on the board of the Violence Reduction Unit and says 'I am doing this not only for my son's legacy but for the youths he inspired'. 
    In this episode Cheryl tells us about her acting and directing career and she explains the many ways in which the AAA Foundation supports young people to tackle emotional and community issues and aspire to their goals, including the use of drama, music, film and art.

    Antoin Akpom Achievements Foundation
    Web: www.aaa4success.co.uk

    • 23 min
    SOUNDS OF... JAHMAINE DAVIS

    SOUNDS OF... JAHMAINE DAVIS

    This podcast was recorded in May, shortly before the sad death of Jahmaine Davis - an inspirational person who dedicated his life to his anti-knife crime campaign "Stop the Bloodshed". 
    Jahmaine first worked with us when we performed "Not for Human Consumption" with students at Rawlins Academy and Millgate School. He reduced the students to tears with his stories and to a standing ovation with his rap.  Jahmaine leaves behind partner Abbie and daughter Paris. Our upcoming No Bars II book will be dedicated to him and his death has prompted renewed pleas for men to share their mental health problems more widely. Our thanks go to @abbieleech, @parishurn and @andypierce for taking up the cause.

    • 26 min

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