Fundraising for earthquake victims Turkey

Fundraising for earthquake victims Turkey


September 28th, 2023


Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble is raising money to purchase musical instruments for musicians affected by the earthquake of 6 February 2023 in Turkey!

You can donate by clicking on the link below:

We want to buy as many musical instruments as possible for the musicians in Antakya and the surrounding area.

Musical instruments for earthquake victims in Turkey

The Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble is a musical ensemble based in the Netherlands with strong ties to Antakya, a city in southern Turkey, which was hit hardest by the 6 February 2023 earthquake. Not only do two band members have their roots in Antakya, but their musical repertoire is also strongly influenced by the musical culture of the area. The ensemble is therefore very committed to providing moral support to the survivors of this tragedy. This is why they have started a support project in this region, focusing specifically on music and musicians.

Collection campaign of musical instruments

The Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble is aware of the impact of the devastating earthquake on local musicians and young talents who have lost everything, including their instruments. As a result, the ensemble has launched this fundraising campaign to purchase and donate musical instruments, working with local initiatives, local music schools and arts centers that continue to operate despite limited resources. For example, the ensemble works closely with the “We will return” (Geri Döneceğiz İnisiyatifi) initiative in Antakya.


Instrument purchase:

Estimated cost: €150 to €500 per musical instrument

Target amount fundraiser: €15.000

Long-term vision

Looking beyond the fundraiser, the ensemble’s ultimate ambition is to set up an arts centre/music school in Antakya, in collaboration with the citizens’ initiative “Geri Döneceğiz İnisiyatifi”. This long-term commitment aims to provide ongoing support in the field of art and music, especially for children and emerging talent, and recognises the healing power of art and music in the aftermath of a severe disaster.

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