With 25 members spanning five continents, I Speak Music is a community world-music orchestra lead by Jim Pinchen and Syrian virtuoso viola player Raghad Haddad. I worked with the group as their live sound-engineer for a show at the Union Chapel, London.
In January 2019 I travelled to Khartoum, Sudan to work with Mahdi Ali Mahdi aka MaMan on new music and collaborate with Young JustUs artists TooDope, Rotation and Slizzy. As well as producing a swathe of music, we ran a week-long workshop for young producers, rappers and singers, based at the Capital Radio 91.6 FM studios. The selected participants all showed outstanding talent and the project aimed to nurture, mentor and further develop their skills in the fields of writing, performance, recording, production and mixing.