Seventeen Goals: One song  – as diverse as the world

Written and produced by Peter van Ham from Frankfurt/Germany, the song supports the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and is a world music project par excellence! Its simple but powerful idea is to provide lyric translations in as many languages as possible, which can then be brought to life within various cultural backgrounds in different styles, for diverse age-groups and in as many musical traditions as possible. So far, available languages are English, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Korean, Indonesian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dyula with more translations becoming available as the project develops. A large variety of musical styles such as Rock-Pop, Radio Edit, Heavy Metal, Unplugged, EDM/Techno, Hip Hop, Gipsy Kings/Latin, Hindi, Samba, African Pop, Children/Choir and Orchestral Ballad has evolved and is being produced at present.

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