Music for Peace Istanbul is an incredible foundation that is making a real difference in the lives of young children in Istanbul. Since the early 2000s, the foundation has been teaching music to children in a poor neighborhood near the famous Chora Church in Edirnakapi, the Golden Horn.
The atmosphere that the foundation has created is truly wonderful, thanks to the hard work and dedication of their crazy-awesome volunteers who work with the children to create orchestras. The results of their efforts are truly impressive – the orchestra that they have put together recently gave a TEDx performance that was both moving and inspiring.
Led by Yeliz Baki, the Vice President of the Foundation, Music for Peace Istanbul is a transformational cultural project that aims to improve social cohesion and peace through music. It’s amazing to see the impact that they’re having on the lives of these children, and the way that they’re helping to build a brighter future for Istanbul and beyond.
If you’d like to learn more about Music for Peace Istanbul and their incredible work, be sure to check out their TEDx performance by clicking the big PLAY button above (or just below). And if you’re ever in Istanbul, be sure to visit their school and experience the magic for yourself – it’s an experience that you’ll never forget.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
José Antonio Abreu, the founder of Venezuela’s award-winning El Sistema music education program, officially signed Turkey’s Barış İçin Müzik Vakfı (Music for Peace Foundation) up to join El Sistema’s global program.
Abreu, with directors from İKSV, signed the agreement with Music for Peace Istanbul’s founders Mehmet Selim Baki and his wife, Yeliz Baki, who own and operate the organization’s headquarters in İstanbul.
Through El Sistema’s unique training methods, the Music for Peace Foundation will be able to train young musicians not just in how to make music, but they will also learn valuable skills by teaching others, and how to work cooperatively in large and small groups. –Source
Or below, you can catch a glimpse of the training in which they welcomed the participants of The Other Tour.