Careleavers Record Label
There is a lack of representation of care experienced artists within the music industry and we are focused on amplifying their voices!
This label is here to boost the future aspirations of care-experienced people regardless of past circumstances.
Music industry mentorship, access to professional recording facilities, support from care-experienced Rap Artist Ric Flo and £1000 advance to 5 selected artists to empower their independent music-making.
Professionally produced singles to champion 5 talented care leavers and supporting promo content for their music campaign - music videos, artwork, press shots and epk.
The legacy of Mantra Music is to exist beyond the single releases. It's here to be an inspiring representation of what care leavers can achieve when giving the right support!
What's In The Name
For 12 weeks, 'Care Leavers to Care Leaders' at Coram worked with spoken word artist Ric Flo to create music and spoken word inspired by Coram's Foundling Hospital archive, as part of Voices Through Time: The Story of Care.
Their pieces explore the concept of identity and what it means for care-experienced people and was shared in the Arcola's new open-air performance space, which the Financial Times described as a "vision that spells hope for the whole theatre industry".
Care Leavers to Care Leaders Gang:
Wolfie, Paige Michel, Jake Hartley, Daniel, Jade Green, Ak Beats, Robyn, Mariam, Supreme, Saffron, Po3T, Jules.
Recorded, Mix and Mastered By Andreas at Premises Studios, Hackney London
Special thanks to Rebecca Jones at Coram
& Heritage Fund UK
Me, Myself & Us
One 7 hour day,
14 young people in care or previously in care,
3 studio spaces,
Me and surprise guest Rag 'N' Bone Man!
Care to Listen
In celebration of Care Day 2020, a group of young people from Five Rivers Fostering in London and the East of England enjoyed a rap workshop. Care-experienced artist and rapper Ric Flo, member of UK Hip Hop collective Jungle Brown, led the session at the Spotlight Studio in London.
The young people developed their own words, played drums and learned how to use the sound engineering equipment.
These songs are the authentic voice of their lived experience - we share it with you to celebrate the voices and creativity of young people in care.