Exploring new music genres on YouTube and prison TV
The Irene Taylor Trust’s ‘Playlists’ project is now a TV show broadcast in prisons via Way Out TV and available to the public on YouTube. The project was originally devised during the first UK lockdown as a way to keep prisoners engaged with music through CDs and worksheets teaching about genres they might not be familiar with. The video series explores rock, hip hop, blues, classical, world, funk, reggae, house and grime, and features new music from musicians from Irene Taylor Trust’s Sounding Out project, as well as interviews with former prisoner artists and music experts. Episodes are released every Sunday at 7pm on YouTube.