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This year, Artistic Director of Music and the Deaf Danny Lane worked with the National Centre for Early Music as part of their Rhythms of the World project. This exciting project was designed to give deaf students and hearing students from the Sirius Academy in Hull the experience of performing music together, and learning about an entirely new social and musical culture.

Through exploring and experimenting with the very special Kyai Sri Jaladri Naga Gamelan at Hull’s Albemarle Music Centre, the young people learned about the fascinating music and culture of Indonesia. Led by Donna Smith and Danny Lane, the young people developed their own amazing musical performance and puppet show.

Enjoy the slideshow, and find out more on the NCEM’s website


A National Centre for Early Music Learning & Participation project, supported by Youth Music and Hull City Council Arts Development, in partnership with Hull Music Hub, and Music and the Deaf.

Danny said, “This is something I have been extremely fascinated with – it’s not often that we use gamelan instruments at Music and the Deaf, but the new piece which is composed using a full-sized gamelan orchestra sounds amazing. It’s been excellent for raising cultural awareness and developing team work.”

We’ve been delighted to have been involved, and a huge “well done!” to everyone who took part and made it happen!

Hull City Council Youth Music

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