Ableton Racks from ancient and new African instruments

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My friend and fellow Ableton Certified Trainer Emile Behr has been travelling around Africa to sample ancient sounds and completely novel instruments. These recordings are made into Ableton Live Racks (here is a free rack by Emile & Santuri Safari) that we, as music producers, can integrate into our work and music. Soon, his new sounds from Kisumu in Kenya will be available on the shop at ableton.com on donation basis – and do remember to donate, all the moulas will go directly to the local artists that Emil has been working with.

Listen to the Santuri Safari rack below.

Read more about the project here

Here are some words from Emile

“I had the honour of traveling to Kisumu in Kenya and musically collaborate with traditional artists and instrument makers, as well as sampling and creating Ableton racks from these amazing instruments, which will be released soon.

It has been a great dream of mine to help the cross-pollination of various musicians from all walks of life and with the use of Ableton Live and Push, it has truly made an enormous impact on facilitating this process through an open, improvisational approach and expanding so many musical avenues.

All the donations collected from these Ableton racks will be given back to the local artists that I collaborated with in this life-changing experience.”

Emile Behr, electronic musician and Ableton Certified Trainer

Check out the video CNN INSIDE AFRICA did about the project here:

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