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Sounds of Change, Deep House Amsterdam and MassiveMusic Instruments for Change,  a collaborative project that sees musicians from all over the world coming together to share their unique sound with the world. 

The five musicians who took part in the project recorded traditional instruments from their home country to give life to a unique sample pack which DJs, producers and musicians can now purchase online. The downloads will help empower communities in need by providing musical training in conflict-affected areas, with all the proceeds going to Sounds of Change. The launch of Instruments for Change is part of ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) programming.

Earlier this year, the three parties behind Instruments for Change decided to join forces to convey their message loudly and clearly: changing the world through music is possible.

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Lucas Dols, Director at Sounds of Change, explains: “Music changes the world because it changes people. We’re a very small organisation with big ambitions: by giving musical training in areas of conflict, we aim to create inclusive societies and empower communities. We want our projects to be impactful and sustainable, and this is only possible with the right collaborations. We’re so grateful to have MassiveMusic and Deep House Amsterdam on board. In the end, we all share a common vision: connecting people through music and making the world a better place.”

Lucas Dols, Director at Sounds of Change, explains: “Music changes the world because it changes people. We’re a very small organisation with big ambitions: by giving musical training in areas of conflict, we aim to create inclusive societies and empower communities. We want our projects to be impactful and sustainable, and this is only possible with the right collaborations. We’re so grateful to have MassiveMusic and Deep House Amsterdam on board. In the end, we all share a common vision: connecting people through music and making the world a better place.”

Most of them come from Syria: Nawras plays the oud, a short-neck-stringed instrument, Modar Salama plays both the daff and riq, Arabic percussions, whereas Shaza Manla plays the qanun, a descendent of the old Egyptian harp. Senegal and Turkey were also represented, with Mame N'Diack recording his vocals and Sinan Arat playing the ney, an end-blown flute and one of the oldest instruments of all times.

All the recordings gave life to a sample pack which can be purchased online. Thanks to the richness and versatility of the traditional instruments featured in it, DJs, producers and musicians have the possibility to download it and use it to give a unique touch to their own creations

Lex van Aken, Owner at Deep House Amsterdam, comments: “Technology will soon catch up with us, so we should focus on what makes us human, teaching people about empathy and to never give up on their hopes and dreams. I believe music is the first building block on which these pillars are built and Sounds of Change uses their training to convey this in such a beautiful way. With Instruments for Change, we extend their message by giving people the opportunity to work on music together globally.”


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