News from Ayder

  • Jul 14

  • May 11

    Social Inclusion Band performs with Karsu Dönmez at Babyon for their last concert of the season!

    Social Inclusion Band performs with Karsu Dönmez at Babyon for their last concert of the season!

    This season’s final concert sees Social Inclusion Band share the stage with a very special guest, KARSU DÖNMEZ. The artist, having already received standing ovations for her performances at one of the most important venues of the world, the Carnegie Hall at New York, and at the North Sea Jazz Festival, will be joining the Social Inclusion Band in their bid to invite every music lover to embrace the slogan “Music for all!”

    Driven by the slogan “Music for All,” the Social Inclusion Band emerged as an innovative and social entrepreneurship sub-project of the Alternative Life Association’s Dreams Academy. Its roster is made up of an impressive number of individuals with special needs and professional musicians alike. The band has performed at various important music festivals, such as the Akbank Jazz Festival, Efes One Love Festival, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Rock’n Coke Festival, and the Geneva Music Festival. Social Inclusion Band’s open-for-all membership approach invites artists with social consciousness to become part of the change.

  • Apr 02

  • Mar 09

    Social Inclusion Band is an innovative and social entrepreneurial sub-project of Alternative Life Association will play on Babylon stage to call out for “Music for All” on 9 March!

    Social Inclusion Band is an innovative and social entrepreneurial sub-project of Alternative Life Association carried out within the Dreams Academy. Social Inclusion Band in which artists with a high level of social sensitivity from various countries in the world unite with the purpose of creating awareness in order to support diverseness and embrace disadvantaged groups will play on Babylon stage to call out for “Music for All” on 9 March!

  • Feb 27

  • Feb 03

    Social Inclusion Band prepares to shake Babylon with surprise guests at the second concert of the season.


    Helping the disabled and socially disadvantaged young people to forge a new path with its slogan “Music for All”, Dreams Academy continues bringing talented young people with volunteer musicians through Social Inclusion Band.

    The group having performed in many major festivals such as Akbank Sanat Jazz Festival, Efes One Love, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Rock’n Coke, Fête de la Musique à Genève (Geneva Music Festival), Masterpeace, The Ella International Social Inclusion Music and Art Festival and on very prestigious venues including Babylon, Hard Rock Cafe, Roxy, Ghetto, Otto, Garaj İstanbul and Bronx since 2010 has shared the stage with numerous musicians and groups such as Cahit Berkay, Bengü, Şebnem Ferah, Hayko Cepkin, Baba Zula, Luxus, Kolektif İstanbul, Selen Servi, Güntaç Özdemir, Ali Perret, Alp Ersönmez, Arto Tunçboyacıyan, Aydın Esen, Ayhan Sicimoğlu, Bora Uzer, Burhan Öcal, Can Kozlu, Hüsnü Şenlendirici, lhan Erşahin, İmer Demirer, Jozi Levi, Kerem Görsev, Korhan Futacı ve KaraOrkestra, Neşet Ruacan, Oğuz Büyükberber, Okay Temiz, Ozan Musluoğlu, Önder Focan, Şenol Küçükyıldırım, Tobumusikizm, Volkan Hürsever and Volkan Öktem.

    If you would like to call out for “Music for All”, come and join us in Babylon on Monday, February 9 at 19.00 pm.

    This text has been translated into English by Mirora.


"I came across the Dreams Academy by chance; firstly I met with Ercan, then Esra, Buket, Adem, Zübeyde, Koray and Tanyel. Together we started a great project which has ‘sea’ in it, we shared and spread it. We touched each other’s lives, we had a great joy. This was obvious from our eyes, we felt it. I say I’m happy to know this place, I’m sure many people share the same idea for the Dreams Academy like me. We are happy for being a part of it. ("

Ahmet Mete

"It is said that people with disabilities form 12% of the population. This is considerably a high rate. In other words, there must be at least 4 disabled people out of 40 people in a class. Or we see 10 disabled people out of 100 people in the bus we get on. But this is not the case. Why? Unfortunately, disabled people neither leave their houses nor take advantage of transportation services. As these are not provided, they cannot participate in education and cannot be hired, work and earn. "

Hansın Doğan, UNDP Proje Yöneticisi

"Cities are ruled with and by their whole population. We are involved in this project to add people with disabilities into this governing, help them to reveal and share their cultural and artistic talents and make them lead the society."

İsmail Ünal, Beşiktaş Belediye Başkanı

"As a volunteer, student relative and student myself, I know and observe that the education provided by the Dreams Academy is quite effective. All the students are provided with the interest they deserve and appreciated greatly. As a result of this, their success makes us really happy."

Perihan Yazgan, Öğrenci Yakını ve Akademi Gönüllüsü

"Hello my name is Sefa Karapınar. I'm 24 and have hearing loss. I can partially hear and talk so I say hello to anyone :) I joined movie training at the Dreams Academy after completing my education on the Production and Movie Directorship at Plato Film. There was a vivid atmosphere for me. Workshops and short movie shootings were great joy for me. Everything I learnt was great. I thank all volunteers, educators, Dreams Academy staff and all other people supporting us so much for their help and contribution to this project. We are all like a part of a movie :)"

Sefa Karapınar, Film Atölyesi Öğrencisi

"Hello to those who removes the barriers in dreams.. We all had dreams which weren't likely to come true for us... Our hopelessness lasted until we met the Dreams Academy. We had a chance to say “we are also here, we can produce, we are a part of this society, and we can succeed too.” We had this belief, thanks to Dreams Academy. We removed "

Zafer Akman, Fotoğraf Atölyesi Öğrencisi

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