Refuge Worldwide, Turning Tables and Jordan Brand team up for new workshop series

The 10-week course will cover beatmaking, singing, rapping and performance.

By Staff

From July to September we will be holding a series of music workshops for a group of young FLINTA* people from underrepresented communities in Berlin, culminating in a live showcase at the newly refurbished Satou Sabally basketball court.

Satou Sabally is a Berlin-Schöneberg-raised basketball player and WNBA All-Star team member who is working to help provide FLINTA* people from BiPoC, LGBTQIA and other marginalised communities access to sport in a safe and non-discriminating environment. Jordan Brand, in Satou Sabally’s name, are helping to refurbish a local Berlin basketball court, to offer marginalised communities a safe space to explore sport, music and other aspects of Basketball culture.

On the 16th of July we will host the opening event at the Satou Sabally court, "Take Flight – Basketball Festival" with music from ABIBA, Hanaby, Helina and Nissa. We will also be dropping a special basketball-themed playlist, compiled by Tamara Fox, with audiences around the world able to listen to the full party via a live broadcast on

Taking place at Naunyritze, Kreuzberg, the 10-week workshop series begins on July 20th and will cover hip-hop beat-making, singing, rapping, lyric writing and performing. At the end of the series, participants will be invited to showcase their skills at the court’s closing event in October. Confirmed workshop mentors include Yasmin Umay, Jaqee and DJ Fresh Fluke, with more to be announced soon.

This workshop series will be delivered in collaboration with Turning Tables, an organisation that seeks to empower children and young people through music. A free creative space where experiences can be shared and new artistic and technical skills can be learned, Turning Tables is currently based at Naunyritze in Kreuzberg, a long-running youth club and community space that is well known for its role in the history of Deutschrap since the 1990s.

Sign-up for the July 16th party here.