​About

Bounce Culture was founded in Derry, 1999, by Kwa Daniels, a DJ born in London, originating from Ghana, living in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Who we are

Bounce Culture is a collective of DJs, musicians, designers, photographers, music lovers and facilitators whose primary goal is to develop a positive environment to share our skills. We celebrate music, people, diversity and creativity, expressed through a series of music events and workshops. We gained the status of Open College Network Accredited Learning Centre in 2011, host an international online podcast and invite guest musicians to perform as part of our Live Music Collective. Based in Northern Ireland, we have successfully delivered educational projects to over 5,000 participants, performed to over 45,000 event goers and broadcast our bi-monthly podcast to Latin America, India, Japan, West Africa and beyond. Our growing success has resulted in our services being featured on BBC's Across The Line and World On The Street, Channel 4's Ideas Factory, the Guardian and Observer Music Guides. To date we have been awarded project funding by Derry & Strabane District Council, Community Relations Council, Big Lottery, British Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. We are a registered Community Interest Company (No.NI611756) and Open College Network Accredited Learning Centre (No.NI/60757).

Our Creative Arts & Digital Technologies and Personal Success & Well Being courses equip young & old with the necessary skills needed to survive and compete in the Creative Industries.

Since 2013 our hosts Julien Jazz, Kieran Campbell, Conor McNamee Kwa Daniels & Producer Ryan Gallagher have led the way with off track music and on point vibes from around our Homely Planet.

What we do

Celebration

We celebrate music, people, diversity and creativity, expressed through a series of music events, podcasts and workshops. We've staged, hosted and performed at events since 1999, throwing over 600 parties with over 45,000 music lovers. Our gatherings have occurred in theatres, cafes, bars, barns, mansions, courtyards, cellars, beaches, mountainsides and islands. Our OCN accredited programmes have set out to mitigate the damage of social and cultural exclusion, especially for young people, in the divisive and politically charged context of Northern Ireland by focusing on personal development delivered through the medium of the creative industries.

Holistic Approach

By embracing our holistic approach, participants learn invaluable and practical life skills by attending workshops, Q & A sessions, masterclasses and talks provided by creative industry professionals. We have facilitated projects on an international level for the British Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; national level for MTV, BBC and Prince's trust; as well as regional projects with Culture Night Belfast, Cinemagic, Culture Tech, Mencap and IFI's Sounding Board.

Safeguarding Statement

Bounce Culture is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on request. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.  Our Safeguarding Officer is Julien Raux.

We have performed across the U.K and Europe, including Belfast, Bern, Derry, Dublin, Durham, Edinburgh, Galway, London, Nottingham, Stockholm.