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Hope Works talent competition announces winner

Industry judges choose Doncaster singer Rumbi Tauro as the winner of Pattern and Push, led by the local creative hub and aimed at “encouraging positivity and empowerment through music.”

Rumbi tauro

Rumbi Tauro.

Doncaster singer Rumbi Tauro has been named the winner of the Pattern and Push talent competition.

The 24-year-old soul and RnB artist was chosen from eight finalists by a panel of industry judges and is now working with Pattern and Push on a professional music video and live shows.

“Being a part of the Pattern and Push competition has been the most amazing experience,” Rumbi Tauro said.

“There was so much support given right from the beginning in January. The masterclasses and lyric packs we all received were incredibly helpful to spark up creative ideas. It feels so amazing to have won.”

The singer reportedly has a number of upcoming releases scheduled for 2021.

Run in conjunction with event space and creative community hub Hope Works, the Pattern and Push project is focussed on positivity in lyrics, working with rappers and singers aged 14 and over.

A four-month process for 40 shortlisted applicants included mentoring, masterclasses, workshops and recording sessions, supported by established local mentors Coco, Seppy and Danae.

The competition’s high-profile judges and mentors also included Toddla T, Steve Edwards, Eliot Kennedy, Otis Mensah and Sarah Aitchison.

Liam O’Shea, Creative Director at Hope Works, said: “The Pattern and Push project has been such a rewarding experience for me, and inspiring to see all this amazing talent we have in South Yorkshire come together over lockdown to develop a new community, to learn new skills, and to develop their artistry.

“The results have been stunning and above all the quality of artists was high. We can’t wait to build on what we’ve started here.

“All eight of the finalists should be really proud of themselves as they represented so well. It was hard to pick a winner!”

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