Express Yourself

What is this?

Express yourself is a songwriting project for young people and young adults (12 years – 30 years) interested in music.

It will combine a number of interactive creative experiences for participants involved.

This may include:

  • Interactive workshops based around music
  • Studio visits
  • Full day recording session in a professional Studio
  • Making a music video
  • Opportunity to perform
  • Media exposure
  • All costs covered courtesy of the project



  • Must be aged between 12 – 30 years of age
  • Newly arrived migrant or refugee (0-5 years settlement)
  • From south west Sydney
  • Must be able to submit songwriting; lyrics, musical piece
  • Song piece must cover themes relating to COVID-19:

Topics may include:

  • Staying at home
  • Restrictions
  • Online learning – internet issues
  • No Shopping or going out
  • Following the news
  • Fear and uncertainty
  • Loss
  • Hope
  • Unity
  • Better days (optimistic viewpoint on 2020)
  • Social media and communication
  • Prayer
  • Struggle (juggling homework, housework, medical appointments, etc)
  • Hardship (personal, family and/or financial)
  • etc

For More Information, please contact the coordinators:

Rowena Assaad
M:  0412 794 619


Martina Yokhana
M: 0412 499 907

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Funded by the NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP)
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs through the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) programme.

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