DKuir – taking music seriously at Sydenham Neighbourhood House

D Kuir, or DK as he is known, is a singer and rapper who grew up in St Albans, his slick music videos can be found on YouTube and show this young Sudanese singer living his best life.

“I’ve been singing and rapping since I was 11 years old. When I was about 17, I decided to take my music seriously and so far, I’ve written over 400 songs. I have things to say. I was born in Kenya, my family was fleeing from war, and we came to Australia when I was just 3 years old,” says DK.

DK is a regular at Brimbank Council’s Sydenham Neighbourhood House where there is a soundproof studio with all the equipment needed for high quality recording.

Brimbank City Council Officer Danijela remembers seeing DK in the studio regularly, practicing and recording his music.

“It’s great when we see a community member loving what they do and making the most of the spaces we offer at Neighbourhood Houses. DK really sticks out in my mind as someone who was dedicated and determined to work at their passion. The resources on offer to the community can make a huge difference in the life course a young person can take,” said Danijela.

Growing up where there are lots of distractions for young people, sadly DK has seen friends making bad choices and having the bear the consequences.

“I try and go every day. Chasing my dreams. Laying down tracks. The recording studio at the Sydenham Neighbourhood House is where I go to get into the zone and make my music. I was even there today,” DK said.

‘My music is about hope, love, and reality. I’m starting to get known and invited to play gigs around Melbourne. The recording studio at Sydenham was a lifeline. It’s my second home.”

While DK feels he has a long way to go to where he wants to be with his music, he is driven to achieve success. And his dedication and drive continue to be fostered in the recording studio at Sydenham Neighbourhood House.

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