Music 4 Freedom, is a project co-financed by the Erasmus+ Program by the European Union that targets young detainees or engaged in alternative measures to prison. The project has some important objectives, such as supporting the personal well-being and educational recovery of the recipients and offering them redemption opportunities, using and valuing hip-hop disciplines and developing professional skills and outlets, in the artistic and technical field, in the world of rap music.

Between 25th – 27th January 2023 the first training focused on „Recording and production of Rap Music” as part of the second Work package was hosted by ETIC in Lisbon, Portugal.

The 3-day intensive course was based on study, discussion and laboratory work dedicated to all stakeholders of the partnership, the sessions being focused on learning what rap music creation and production are and how they take place, in all their phases. We have deepened instruments and techniques useful for music creation and production and reinforced the idea that rap can be a great tool for professional training for detainees and former inmates.

In addition, we had the great honor of interacting, exchanging ideas and views with educators, youth workers either with experience in teaching hip hop disciplines or as experts in non-formal methodologies of intervention with young people with fewer opportunities.