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SAMCHE created a track for war-torn Yemen, instrumentalizing the cost of conflict in his sounds

SAMCHE created a track for war-torn Yemen, instrumentalizing the cost of conflict in his sounds

SAMCHE was two years in war-torn Yemen as a humanitarian worker. He developed there the musical track Umi Yemen, which involves instrumentalization of data on how many civilians were killed or injured each day through 2018-19, as well as sample sounds of fighting in Sana’a recorded at the end of 2017. That is a punch in the stomach. The music is a piece of your rising and falling breath. At first, the beauty captivated me as I didn’t know the backstory. After the info, I could hear Yemen’s heart crying and the cost of conflict. When the world gets too harsh or vivid, music can provide us the opportunity to never be alone. By far this track ignited a message within me, even though the sadness we must find moments of art, possibilities and heartful expression.

SAMCHE is a producer/DJ/humanitarian worker who has been based in conflict zones such as Yemen, Iraq, and Libya. His first songs were composed and recorded from within UN compounds and on the road near the frontlines of war, using equipment suitable for on-the-go travel and making it past military checkpoints. Since then, SAMCHE’s music has continued to evolve into production and DJing, with the support and influence of the music scenes in Beirut and Ibiza. His debut album was released in December 2019, with songs ranging from electro, pop, progressive, minimal and simply good sounds

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