The Spark, a song written by a group of nine-to-12-year-old youth rap initiative members in Cork went viral. Since its release on May 15, the song has received more than 8 million views.

‘The Spark’ was created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2024, an annual free day of creation for Ireland’s youth. The song was developed by teenage rappers from Kabin Studio‘s youth rap initiative, Rhyme Island. Free activities and workshops will be held in community outlets and cultural facilities around the country to inspire young people to find their own spark at Cruinniú na nÓg 2024.

The song was made by roughly 30 local children aged nine to twelve, as well as a group of refugees living in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare. Rhyme Island offers workshops throughout Cruinniú na nÓg and beyond, enabling children to express themselves artistically.

The video has gained significant attention online, including a post from famous US music journalist and DJ Anthony Fantano. The song’s popularity continues to grow, with music outlets in Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom covering it.

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