The SABA Charity Network starts the 20th anniversary celebrations of UK UNSIGNED at MMCo Emporium.
On the night UK UNSIGNED will be showcasing the best unsigned talent across the country in categories as diverse as Reggae, Gospel, Afro-Beats and RnB.
Since 1999, SABA has become one of the UK’s leading charities in providing support and development for excluded young people. Within some of London’s most deprived areas we have taken on young people who have been excluded by all other institutions and support networks around them.
Through SABA’s creative industry traineeships and workplace enrichment projects they have managed to turn around the lives of over 3000 young people. and have provided them with genuine alternatives to turn around their lives and focus on long term positive achievements.
Throughout SABA’s 20 years, they have initiated a range of projects to support the creative industries and its grassroots beginnings.
- HiCrEc Awards: Recognising the contribution across our communities of people who have contributed to our culture without mainstream support or recognition. Past awardees include Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson, Peter Hunnigale and comedian Curtis Walker.
- Song for Jamaica: Providing opportunities for Reggae singers in the diaspora to complete for a chance to perform in Jamaica at Rebel Salute, Jamaica’s premier reggae festival.
- Your Digital Network (YDN): We have been building a network of digital radio stations within deprived communities. These have been used to provide a platform for local unsigned artists to get their productions heard. They also support the development of digital and communication skills to help assist unemployed people back into the workplace.