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Altersoul Music calls for contributions to earthquake relief compilation

The deadline for submissions is October 3, Tuesday

  • 12 September 2023
Altersoul Music calls for contributions to earthquake relief compilation

Morocco-based electronic music label Altersoul Music has announced they are calling for contributions to an earthquake relief compilation to support relief efforts after Friday’s earthquake shattered the Marrakech region.

Achraf Afaf, label manager at Altersoul Music, told Mixmag MENA: “The Altersoul Music team is taking the initiative to call upon DJs and producers from the MENA region and around the world to contribute their tracks to an album compilation for a cause related to the recent earthquake in the Marrakech region. What makes this project truly special is that every streaming revenue and digital sale generated by the album will go directly towards aiding those impacted by the disaster. We're currently in the process of collecting tracks from DJs and producers from Morocco, Tunisia, France and beyond. We believe that this collaborative effort can make a significant impact and raise awareness for the affected regions.”

The labels official announcement reads: “Artists, DJs & producers, join us in a compilation album project called ‘ Ya' Morocco,- يا مغرب ‘ that aims to support the people affected by the recent earthquake in the Al Haouz region, Morocco. By contributing your music to this initiative, the streaming revenues and digital sales generated by the compilation will be directly donated to aid the families affected by the disaster. Let us unite and use the power of music to create a positive impact, offering our support to those in need, no matter how big or small it may be.”

The project is open to music in the genres of Afro house/tech, organic house and melodic house/techno. Interested artists can email their submissions to [email protected] until October 3.

The devastating earthquake of magnitude 6.8 that hit Morocco late on Friday has resulted in the loss of over 3,000 lives, with the death toll expected to rise as rescue teams reach remote mountainous regions that were severely affected.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred after 11pm (22:00 GMT) on Friday evening, with its epicenter located 72km (45 miles) southwest of Marrakech, Morocco’s fourth largest city. The epicenter was identified as Ighil, a rural mountainous commune in Al-Haouz province near the Oukaimeden ski resort in the Atlas Mountains.

The impact of the quake was felt throughout the country, including in provinces such as Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Azilal, Chichaoua and Taroudant. Tremors were even reported as far away as Huelva and Jaen in southern Spain. As rescue efforts continue, officials anticipate a significant increase in the number of casualties.

“My family and myself are fine, Marrakech has been lightly touched and is ready to welcome you with open arms as we always do,” said Moroccan DJ/producer Amine K on his Instagram post. “However this is not the case for thousands of people. While we are mourning our losses, it’s our duty to help the survivors and provide them with the first necessity tools.”

Morocco-hailing artist ARYMÉ wrote on social media: “My country is going through a tough time, and many people are suffering. My friends and family are safe, thank you for all your messages! But there are thousands who need help. We mourn our losses, and it's our duty to assist survivors with basic necessities.”

Find a list of ways you can support the affected people below.







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