Dizzee Rascal to Be Awarded
One of the most well known charities in the United Kingdom is Nordoff Robbins. This organization welcomes individuals of all ages, using the art of music making to encourage those with disabilities or illnesses to express themselves. Music therapy was first explored by Paul Nordoff, a composer and pianist from America, and together with Clive Robbins, a form of therapy was created to assist those in need of mental stimulation of therapeutic benefit. These sessions assist with general wellbeing and social interaction, resulting in an increase in confidence, both emotionally and physically. Each year, this organization also hosts the O2 Silver Clef Awards, with Dizzee Rascal being a recipient this year.
The O2 Silver Clef Awards are used to pay tribute to those in the music industry, and as a fundraising event for Nordoff Robbins. Millions of pounds are raised each year, and previous winners of the awards have included Oasis, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Dido, Elton John and Paul McCartney. This year, Nordoff Robbins has announced that the American Express Digital Innovation Award will be handed to Dizzee Rascal. This talented artist has a new single that is due for release later this month, Dirtee Disco, and is known for previous releases such as Holiday, Dance Wiv Me and Bonkers. He has already been a winner at the BRIT Awards for Best British Male, and has enjoyed great success with albums such as Tongue N’ Cheek and Boy In Da Corner. Other winners of awards are still to be announced.
The prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards will be hosted for the 35th time at Hilton on Park Lane on 2 July 2010. This glamorous event will be attended by musicians, charity supporters and a great number of celebrities who attend the awards to show their support for the charity. Tickets to the event have gone on sale and the awards ceremony is an event that promises to be memorable. The funds raised by the O2 Silver Clef Awards will be of great assistance to the Nordoff Robbins organization to continue their invaluable work of enriching and transforming lives on a daily basis through music, singing and teamwork.