Call Out to Artists - Activity Pack Commission

Music in Detention works inside immigration detention centres across the UK, with artists co-creating original sound tracks with people held in the centres. They record these tracks in detention and then take them out to the rest of the world mainly through their online music player, production of CDs and via radio, exhibition, creation of covers and other interpretations of the work. Tracks are often compelling fusions of international music styles. Their creation gives detainees agency and confidence and people can ‘escape’ into the music. Distribution of the tracks raises awareness about immigration detention and feeds into attitude change around immigration and refugees.

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