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High Sheriff and Apache Indian


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On a beautiful summers day this week the High Sheriff met Handsworth’s Apache Indian outside Handsworth College.   They had agreed to meet to visit the AIM Academy of Music based in the Old Fire Station, now on the Birmingham’s South & City College Campus.

apache studio soho rd fire station

One of Handsworth’s famous sons opened the fire station red door and ushered the High Sheriff in to walls adorned with music memorabelia, pictures of young people from all backgrounds enjoying a free music space whose only rules are to be well mannered and committed to making good music.apache studio tv

apache studio  aimApache is regularly on tour across the globe, but wednesdays are AIM days ” where kids off the pavement know they can come in, chill and make music.” Luchtime is not the busiest time – come back at night and you’ll really see us in action.”  At which point music blasted out from the live room and a young rapper kicked in.

apache studio thru doorPrince Yemen is from Northfield and has been coming to AIM since it got up and running two years ago. Since the beginning he’s mastered his rap skills…. prince yemen

Against a backdrop of international flags PrinceYemen sang to the beats and apache got on the mixer. apache studio mixing

apache studio  checkin the hs credentials  Drummer Pam joined us and checked out the High Sheriff’s online credentials before taking the obligatory Sheriff salute shot.

apache studio HS & Princeyemen

The pictures on the wall capture how many people have used aim and one captures when Cllr Leddy, a previous Lord Mayor of Birmingham came to the fire station to open the Academy.

apache studio cllr mike leddy's visit   apache studio  mike leddy opened

 

 

Check out the twitter feed to see how aim fans benefit from the massive effort Apache indian puts in to make sure the kids who come through the door get the support, mentorship and professional experience to enable them to  build their self esteem and belief.

Ah seriously has given hope and a whole heap of other stuff really can’t wait to get back into

May 29

Can’t wait to get back into the academy Wednesday. If music is what u love doin come down its free!

 This is community volunteering at its best.  An honour to have been invited into the old Firestation and look forward to returning one wednesday night.

 old fire station

 ApacheIndian plays  sunday 7th

 

 

 

 

 

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