Rag’n’Bone Man Discovers How AudioActive Changes Young People’s Lives

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AudioActive and Red Bull have launched two films, starring Rag’n’Bone Man, about the charity’s work.

AudioActive is a ground-breaking music organisation, working with young people at the meeting point of technology and contemporary urban culture. 

Rory Graham, aka Rag’n’Bone Man, visited AudioActive to see how they make a change to young people’s lives through music – which has been documented in two short films.

One of the films looks at the music & non-formal talent development side of their work and aspirations to establish a centre-of-excellence in Worthing. The other, shorter film looks at their work using music for social innovation and spotlights Room to Rant, their mental health focused project for young men.

“We are delighted to be working with the extremely talented Rag’n’Bone Man,” says Adam Joolia, director of AudioActive. “Partnership is a key part of our philosophy and young artists are at the heart of our work, so it’s great to collaborate with such a positive role model.

“Many of the young musicians at AudioActive come from disadvantaged backgrounds, where there is violence in the home or where they are affected by mental health issues, and music offers the platform to overcome these obstacles.

“Our mentors not only support emerging artists, they also help them become a positive influence on a new generation of talented but marginalised teenagers. We’ve also started on our next mission, to further nurture young talent through establishing the UK’s first Centre of Excellence in urban and electronic music.”

View the videos here: https://www.redbull.com/int-en/rag-n-bone-man-audioactive-short-films