ELMA MYDA Presents “Youth In Revolt”
I’ve been listening to this all morning and so far what I’ve been able to confirm is that “Youth In Revolt” musically is very impressive. The production, the song writing, the arrangements all very solid. There are some points in the project where there is room to grow & thats good. I’d be really afraid if kids were making music that was completely perfect. So while there is room for improvement & growth the overall sense I get from this is that these young artists are very talented & have just scratched the surface. Judging based solely on the music I think these songs individually stack up will against much of the mainstream music we are force fed every day. That makes me feel good because it just confirms that the future of music is in good hands. Check out more info below about ELMA MYDA.
The Music and Youth Development Alliance (MYDA).launched in 2013, is a nationwide coalition of community-based organizations providing music programs that engage over 18,000 young people living in low-income areas. The organizations then work with the young people on education, health and life skills so they can fulfill their potential in a safe and positive environment.
MYDA is funded by The ELMA Music Foundation (whose grantees include Music Cares, The Jazz Foundation and The Harlem Children’s Zone), and supported by Paul Katz, Entertain Impact CEO/Founder, former Jive Records executive, and music consultant for the movie and TV industry (12 Years a Slave, Twilight).
Thousands of young people from under-served communities turn to the six local youth community organizations within MYDA for a myriad of social, academic and health services. These young people are often drawn to these centers for the opportunity to record vocals, produce songs or learn how to DJ. The music programs offered by these organizations “hook” young people into a broad suite of youth development services, which help instill crucial life skills through a language which they love and value and empowers them to reach their full potential in a safe and supportive environment. MYDA was formed to foster a larger community to explore the greater impact that these organizations might achieve together.