The goal of the MUSIC CENTER is to serve two principal purposes.
The first one, in the immediate, as a professional recording studio for the youth of Shashamane involved in the project and the rest of their community.The space could provide also the organization of related training activities, from music engineering to video making or web-radio to be also connected to the international musical networks.
By bringing together local and international collaborators we believe that there can be an exchange of knowledge, enriching both sides and broadening horizons. The project already has amongst its supporters a wide variety of musicians, singers and music technicians who are committed to offering their knowledge and skills in the form of training courses before and once the studio is established.
In an environment rich in potential but lacking almost all forms of technical support, it is clearly vital to create a space that can facilitate the development of these raw capacities into more refined results.
Consequently, the second purpose of the music center is a school of music as place of learning. It would become a point of reference for the local community, where different artistic inclination could be developed through traditional specific courses.
This could provide opportunity not only to the youth already part of the project, but all those in the surrounding area interested in learning more about the technical aspects of music.
It is time that young people in Shashamene no longer have to dream of leaving their town in order to pursue their dreams. Our hope is that they can turn their location into an advantage, by having the facilities they need for themselves in a context that will interest many others.
Whether it be playing instruments, singing or learning the more technical side of music production, this kind of musical learning centre could offer a variety of services, opening doors in many directions.
Music is a vehicle for the diffusion not only of sounds but also ideas, and Shashamane,as a location, is a wonderful and perfect place for these to be shared, where diversity can become a point of strength, as each one offers the best of what their musical culture has to offer, creating new common grounds.