Rhythmic Connections

Promoting social action and/volunteering through inter-generational encounter that enhances mental well-being

IROKO Rhythmic Connections, funded by The Greater London Authority, will bring together older people (some of whom are living with mild/moderate dementia) and younger people, in a series of intergenerational music making encounter, involving traditional African drumming, movement, singing and chanting.

The project will enable young people in the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Newham and Redbridge to undertake social action and/volunteering activity which will improve their mental wellbeing.

Other outputs include:

  • Creative and transferable skills enhancement training for 10 young volunteers, who will be using storytelling, poetry, songs and dance to explore issues affecting older people.
  • Showcase performance by the 10 young volunteers involved in the skills enhancement training programme.
  • Award of a National Open College Network recognised certificate to successful participants in the training programme.

Young Volunteers Needed!
IROKO is seeking to recruit 20 enthusiastic young volunteers between the age of 14 – 20, to participate in this exciting and creative project.  Participating young volunteers will be encouraged to take part in the hands-on music workshop activities, where they can learn some simple folk songs from the elderly.  They will also be encouraged to introduce the elderly to ‘something new’ e.g. simple popular songs and gentle dance movement.

If you, your child or the person that you look after are interested in taking part, or know anyone that might be, please CLICK HERE to download and  fill the Volunteer Registration Form.  Save the document to your pc and send it to IROKO as an attachment, using the email below.

020 8522 1950


Contact us now for bookings and more information.

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