Community music studios launch on The WickerPosted by: Ashley Birch
Musical Works in partnership with SADACCA are holding a launch event for the all new studio this weekend
New community music hub SADACCA Studios launches this Saturday, 13 July with a huge open day featuring workshops from the likes of Kweku Sackey (K.O.G.), music-based demonstrations and activities for all ages and abilities, including reggae jam sessions.
Based in the former Bob Marley studios, the new SADACCA Studios has been painstakingly refurbished and equipped by Musical Works, a Not for Profit organisation dedicated to providing music activities and opportunities to those most in need, in partnership with SADACCA.
Chris Morris, SADACCA Studio’s manager said: “When we first entered the space 18 months ago, many people would have just seen a run down and stripped out studio but we saw a huge opportunity to create a community arts space that would engage the many different local communities.
“In partnership with Sadacca and with hundreds of voluntary hours from people who shared our vision, we are now ready to present the studios to the public.”
Now that the studios are ready to be unveiled, those involved want to make clear that the studios are more than just a place to record music. They see themselves as a cultural and productive home for Sheffield talent, reflecting the diversity within the city and region, with the express aims of offering training, facilities and employment opportunities.
Chris explains: “We will be engaging arts organisations, music groups, mental health groups and other organisations supporting vulnerable and marginalised people. We will find opportunities for employment and training, nurturing a creative environment for those who need it most.”
The studios will be open from 12 Noon until 8pm, when the party moves to the bar for performances from Inavibe, PJ and more. For more info, the full line-up of events and timings, head over to SADACCA Studios Facebok page.