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Play for Nature is a project of agaclar.net.

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!

Although climate changes, floods, and other natural disasters have been a part of Earth’s history since the beginning, the devastation of the last century is much different from the past. It’s what we have been doing that affects the bad course of everything. Before, we were struggling to survive, but now we are falling faster and faster, deeper and deeper. Scientists are on the same page there. Environmentalists are trying really hard to make us understand that we should stop mistreating our environment!

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.

Therefore, the song we chose that speaks to this purpose is “Like a Delirious Lover.” A song that every person in Turkey knows and loves.

Is it true that “united we stand, united we are strong”? Will the energy of our individual thoughts and words be much stronger if we unite?

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.

Play for Nature is a project that the Playing for Change team corroborated on for several months.

During the video performance of the Play for Nature Project, the subtitles appearing below each contributing musician indicate each musician’s hometown, not the location of the shoot.


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