Essex Music Education Hub have organised a Grime music tour of schools in the Harlow area. Popular Grime rapper Eyez, who regularly gets over a million YouTube hits, and VIP author Max Wheeler have been travelling around schools with this exciting new tour.

Rapper Eyze and VIP Studio Sessions

The tour is about taking new types of music into Essex schools in order to get young people excited about music.

Each visit consists of live performances, which showcase original material written for the schools tour, and interactive workshops covering:

• Lyric writing
• VIP Studio Sessions tutorials in music production
• Ableton Live tutorials in music production
• Student involvement and performance
• Question and answer sessions

Grime music started in the UK in the early 2000s and its popularity has remained, with artists often appearing in the Top 10. One of the most famous artists found in this genre is Dizzee Rascal, however, new artists Skepta and Stormzy are currently the most popular.

The tour has already visited St Marks, Marks Hall, Helena Romanes and Burnt Mill Secondary Schools in Essex, and the Grime tour continues in spring.

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