We are delighted to announce the two recipients for the Music Space Bursary Programme: Eyve and Mawaddah.

Over the next year Counterflows will work with Eyve and Mawaddah to shape a programme that is individually tailored to them with a focus on developing creative and professional practice. Including a series of mentoring sessions with Ju Scott and Nakul Krishnamurthy, a two-week residency at the CCA Glasgow, and the opportunity to present at Counterflows 2023.

Eyve is a singer, rapper and a songwriter. She understands music to be a universal language and loves to mix different genres together to come up with unique sounds. Eyve has mostly created music by herself but has also been involved in bands and choirs and finds the feeling of coming together to make music and perform prodigious. During the bursary Eyve hopes to collaborate with other musicians and learn musical linguistics, as well as record in a studio for the first time and release an album.

Mawaddah is an Afro-Arab singer-songwriter based in Glasgow. Her practice explores ways to merge Eastern and Western music to create a familiar new sound that connects with people from different cultures around the world. During the bursary Mawaddah is keen to learn more about music arrangement and develop her skills in recording music with an ambition to produce an EP. Mawaddah is also looking forward to collaborating with Scottish musician Rua Soul.

Eyve and Mawaddah will be sharing their experiences, watch this space for updates!