Play for Nature

“Play for Nature” is a music project which is made to draw attention to the damage to nature by human hand.

With their expressions;

“…The consequences of what’s being done to the world are obvious. The earth and the atmosphere are sending us warning signals.

Global climate changes, with floods, melting ice glaciers, rising sea levels and droughts, are one side of the problem.

Nutrition is the other side. The ones who are able to find food are compelled to eat cheap, genetically modified (GMO) foods, tainted by uncontrolled agricultural spraying and harmful additives. Then, there are those who are plagued by hunger. There are energy wars, clean water wars…the list goes on and on… In other words things are pretty bad.

Both the people in poverty and the ones possessing the tools of power often put their own interests first, choosing to live a self centered existence. Everyone has an excuse!

Protecting our future is our main purpose. But when we do things without consideration for nature, we make our future darker. It’s ironic that nature does not care whether we protect her or not. She’ll somehow, some way continue her existence. No thanks to us!

From the beginning, we at “agaclar.net” have been thinking where to start. With every step we take, there’re signs of a greater purpose: But what more can we do?

Our starting point was the shared, universality of environmental problems and music. Nature as a provider of housing and resources has a strong connection with music, which is a common language of all human beings.

Music… Full of energy, so common… Something that makes us stop and listen… Or something in the background undertaking our souls without us even knowing.

Everyone shares the same responsibility for what has been done to Earth, both those who have acted against it and those who have stood by and watched. Now, it’s our responsibility to find solutions and carry them into action; we should remember and remind people of this every chance we get. Despite knowing that change is a necessity, we still don’t seem to listen or do what we’re supposed to do. So, can a song then be useful and remind us of what we should do every time we listen to it? We hope that it may at least bring some awareness and consciousness to the people who listen to it.

Firat Cavas from agaclar.net, brought together 45 musicians from different walks of life, from different places, opinions and backgrounds, to remind people of the facts once again: that we should work for nature; Play for Nature.

Both literally and figuratively:

Like a delirious lover
Let’s wonder around,
Let’s become a raindrop,
Let’s become a cloud
And meet at Macka

Like it says in the song:

We’ve just started, we will continue…
Come and join us.

quotes from : http://www.dogaicincal.com/index.asp?sayfa=home

Besides, http://agaclar.net/

What I shared today, it is their 6th work. Artists that are involved to this clip, adapted again two Turkish folk songs. Each of them have joined to complete this project from a different city (from Turkey or from the world).

The first 6.27 minutes “Cokertme” is one of the very old folk songs that tells significant resistance to imperialists in Western Anatolia during Turkey Independence War.

After 6.27 minutes the beginning folk song “Gimildan” is so much fun (recommended:). It will already be understood from music’s rhythm. This moving and energetic folk song again belongs to the Western Anatolia. Its lyrics tells to the act of a lover’s to incentivize to her. And in 10:13 minutes, there is also Murat Ilkan, who is Turkish solist of heavy metal band Pentagram what I shared in here before, into those who accompanied to this song.;)

In the songs, you can also see the musical instruments you’ve never seen before.

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6 thoughts on “Play for Nature

    • Thank you for reblogging my dear Earthling friend! This project’s aim, as I’ve mentioned at my post, is to draw attention of the people for “protecting to mother nature”. I wish that all countries on the planet Earth would make similar videos with music. Thus, every people can share and consider importance of nature. And in cultural meaning, people can see how the others cultural wealth.

      And I am very happy that you recognized Murat Ilkan:) By the way, at the 7.36 minutes Brenna MacCrimmon from Canada joins to the second song, I am sure you noticed too:)

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