MusicXChange Has Launched A Project To Promote Music Therapy In Ghana


A non-profit organization MusicXChange has launched a pilot project to promote the use of music therapy at the HopeXChange Medical Center in Kumasi, Ghana. To raise funds, it has launched the crowdfunding campaign “MusicXChange Ghana: Music for Social Change” on Indiegogo.

The campaign will be online until January 31st 2016.

“Music is highly therapeutic” – says Federico Masetti, Director of MusicXChange. “In Ghana, it is an essential component of life. However, the clinical practice of music therapy has only a small presence in the country. With this project, we aim at encouraging its use and, at the same time, promoting the immense Ghanaian musical heritage to a worldwide audience.

MusicXChange, in collaboration with Dagara Music Center and Dagbe Cultural Institute & Arts Center, produced an album of traditional Ghanaian music. Donors will receive a copy of the album in appreciation of their contribution.

“We provide a platform for local musicians to showcase their talent, while affording them the opportunity to positively impact the healthcare conditions of Ghanaian people” – says Masetti.

The project will be implemented in collaboration with prominent local and international partners, such as Berklee College of Music, among others.

To support the project and get a copy of the album, it is possible to make a donation at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/musicxchange-ghana-music-for-social-change.

MusicXChange is an international non-profit organization that supports positive change through the power of music. It is recognized as a 501(3)(3) tax-exempt public charity under U.S. law. The organization is composed by a diverse group of volunteer musicians, artists, producers and others, united by a common passion for record making and music production, and by a strong desire to address inequalities in the world. MusicXChange Ghana is its inaugural effort.


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