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Connecting us through the universal language of music

Making music together connects us socially and spiritually - it's vital for our well-being.

We believe everyone has an instrument with an innate capacity to express: a body that can create rhythm and movement, a voice for sounds, and a lifetime of stories that can become lyrics. 

The Human Sound Project provides a platform that empowers any group of people - regardless of their musical experience - to come together and collaboratively create, record and share new songs about their stories.

Since 2014 over 180 groups on 6 continents from marginalised communities in the City of God in Rio De Janeiro to global corporations such as Vodafone, have discovered their voice and collaboratively created their song. 

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Human Sound Makers

"I think through building a song today, Canteen has proven that they actually have the capability the strength in their vulnerability and the desire to bring their diversity together to really create a meaningful leadership narrative for this organisation" 

– Olivia Margot, Consultant with the Global Leadership practice

“What made me fall in love with music was that after my father passed away because of HIV, singing to him was the only way I could express my intense gratitude to him” 

- Workshop Participant, Aged 22, Khayelitsha Township Youth Centre, Cape Town, South Africa - The group produced a song entitled “Music is my Soul Provider"

“I felt like I finally got the voice that was stuck in my body, out!"

– Community Workshop Participant, Aged 6, NYC

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Our social impact

Since it's founding in 2013, The Human Sound Project has evolved into a global music movement. From marginalised communities in Rio De Janeiro, Cape Town and Sydney to NGOs and corporations such as Vodafone, Canteen and Mission Australia, over 11,000 people have now come together to record their song. These song recordings and music videos continue to touch the hearts and minds of over 100,000 people online making The Human Sound Project not just a powerful platform for connecting people who take part in its workshops but also a powerful platform to connect global audiences with music media content that carry important social messages. The Human Sound Project’s vision is to create a global village through song by continuing to scale its program and giving voice to many more important songs that need to be sung.

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