A music fundraiser is taking place on Friday December 13, raising funds for a Youth Empowerment Program in Byron Bay.
The program, which provides drum therapy lessons to troubled youth in the area, teaches vulnerable youth about focus, dedication, meditation and the ability to find their own unique rhythm and expression through the use of music.
‘In my country, Ghana, music and dance is a part of everyday life growing up, a normal healthy expression,’ said program coordinator Gabriel Otu.
‘We did not all have the opportunity to learn life skills via schooling education but rather we learnt them in many ways.
‘My intentions of this music event is not only to bring joy to those able to come but to raise the funds to empower our Youth in Australia by taking the music to them.’
The event kicks off at 2pm at Durrumbul Hall, and will include music, dance, food and art.
The entry fee is just $15 and children enter for free.