The Sounds Out Loud series works with young people with different abilities and their caregivers to discover valuable creative tools for self-development. Music therapist Rosetta Debattista, Senegalese musician and peace-maker Mousse Ndiaye and the San Miguel Primary Education Resource Centre collaborate on this innovative programme that uses the sound of the djembe to elicit powerful community sounds and rhythms.

Over the course of three years, Sounds Out Loud has expanded its outreach, offering its resources to diverse communities; the project also acts as a platform for local percussionists to expand their skills. As part of our European Capital of Culture celebrations, Mousse Ndiaye will lead a final collaborative performance by participants and professional percussionists.