BBC Radio 1xtra to host MufuChat

MufuChat this week is hosted live on air by @mistajam of BBC’s @1xtra and asks ‘Is there a place for Grime and Rap music in our schools?’

During the chat, we will be asking five key questions and we want to know what you think:

Q1: Does grime/rap belong in our schools?

Q2: What are your experiences of grime/rap in or out of school?

Q3: How can artists support school music?

Q4: How can schools make better use of grime/rap?

Q5: What do teachers need to be able to use grime/rap in music lessons?

Tell us all about your thoughts, feelings and experiences of grime and rap in the classroom.  There’s also plenty of scope for you to share your thoughts about the role of style/genre in the classroom – does it matter what style of music we use?

To take part:

Make sure that you’re on Twitter on Wednesday, 27th April 2016, from 8pm and searching for #MufuChat.  If you’re new to Twitter chats, then you might find it easier to use TweetDeck.

You can join the chat early using our pre-chat page on the Peer to Peer Network


In all schemes of work and lessons from now on! Excellent day, wish I would have come years ago.

Jamie Thomas, Hall Cross Academy

Excellent workshops – extremely accessible for all abilities and levels.

Claire Armour, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

The children I am working with are responding to positively. They are very keen to learn new music and don’t not feel threatened to play. They enjoy the ‘have a go’ and ‘just play’ strategy.

Mhairi Easton, Southesk primary School