GLOBAL MUSIC CHARITY IN PLACE OF WAR TO LAUNCHE 2022-2023 80 RAVES SERIES WORLDWIDE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15 will host a special performance by Satori & The Band From Space
Thursday, November 10
Musical charity In place of war announces the launch of its 2022-2023 program Around the world in 80 raves series of global fundraising events with a special concert featuring Satori and the Space Band hosted in immersive events and entertainment district AREA15 Las Vegas on Thursday, November 10.
The year-long series of dance music events around the world in 80 raves raising funds for In Place of War will kick off at AREA15 in Las Vegas in November. The 80 Raves campaign, which invites DJs, venues and festivals around the world to collaborate on live events to raise funds for projects that bring communities together in conflict zones through music, debuted l ‘last year.
The first Around The World in 80 Raves campaign in 2021 included 80 DJs who recorded sets around the world in cities including Berlin, Ibiza, Kampala, London, Reykjavik, São Paulo and St. Louis. The performances were broadcast on various media platforms, including GED identity, Insomniac, Resident Advisor and Worldwide FM, while audiences were still largely at home during the pandemic. 2021 programming included Adam Beyer, A guy called Gerald, Biceps, Crazy P sound system, Ida Engberg, jax jones, Osunlade, Sama’Abdulhadi, Sasha and sofi tukker.
The Around The World in 80 Raves 2022-2023 series will celebrate a return to live events, with a concert featuring Dutch artists Satori & The Band From Space performing in front of a crowd at AREA15 Las Vegas, the city’s newest experiential entertainment district featuring live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique shops, bars and restaurants.
Funds raised from ticket sales will support In Place of War’s work in the community of Medellín, Colombia, where a hip-hop MC once told the charity, “We were born to die in Medellín. If it hadn’t been for hip-hop, I’d be dead,” as cartels murdered 40,000 young people across the city over a 20-year period. In Medellín, hip-hop has united parts of the younger community. Today in the city, In Place of War supports these inspiring young people trying to shape their future in the face of adversity.
The charity has been working with a group of social changemakers in the Comuna 13 neighborhood of Medellín for over a decade through its Creative and Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) program. A hip-hop artist who completed the course went on to train other community members to set up a community kitchen during the pandemic. The kitchen continued to operate long after the pandemic, feeding more than 500 families a day.
The charity is also supporting the development of a housing estate to provide sustainable vegetables and fruit to the community of Medllín. The local team is now expanding its work in the Barrio Pablo Escobar neighborhood of Medllín, where it has so far recycled 7,500 kilograms of waste and feeds hundreds of children every day. With funds raised from November’s Satori & the Band from Space performance at AREA15 Las Vegas, In Place of War will train 20 female community leaders from Medellín through the CASE program to help them find creative solutions to overcome violence in the region.
In place of war CEO Ruth Daniel says, “AREA15 is simply magical and a wonderful blend of experiences and an immersive playground, all rolled into one dynamic space. The venue seemed like the perfect place to celebrate the launch of our next year of Around The World in 80 Raves events. We know Satori will deliver a killer set for the lucky fans who will be there that night, and we hope to engage those music lovers in conflict-affected areas where music truly brings people together.
Fans can look forward to a very special night, as AREA15’s Head of Entertainment Noah Kesler explains, “Our audience can look forward to a unique and immersive evening as Satori & The Band From Space create a one night only dance euphoria experience for this highly anticipated show in the AREA15 portal. We are thrilled to partner with In Place of War for this event and support their important work in Colombia by kicking off the new season of Around The World in 80 Raves with them on November 10th.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit AREA15.com.
ABOUT IN PLACE DE GUERRE
A global non-profit organization that uses music in places of conflict as a tool for positive change. The charity enables a network of over 130 grassroots music and arts changemakers to transform cultures of violence and suffering into hope, opportunity and freedom, in 26 countries in the Global South. It also provides a platform for the voices of marginalized communities, especially women, in areas affected by war, post-war and gang/post-gang warfare. It is a registered charity in the UK and Ireland and a 501-C3 non-profit organization in the USA.
ABOUT SATORI AND THE SPACE GROUP
After bursting onto the scene in 2015 with his album In Between Worlds, Satori has continued to develop an impressive musical repertoire, culminating with the recently released album “Dreamin’ Colours”. An ethereal work rich in colors and textures, harmoniously blending electronic music with Satori’s Balkan heritage. Never limiting himself to being “just a DJ”, Satori has perfected the art of live performance. Often associating his own productions with improvisation by incorporating traditional instruments such as guitar, keyboards or flute. Treating each performance as a blank canvas is what makes Satori’s shows dynamic and eclectic, leaving fans with an eternal taste for more. Now Satori is continuing his latest venture where he’s joined by the Band from Space to give his music a fresh take and new life.
ABOUT AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique shops, groundbreaking technology, bars and restaurants and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations, including meow wolfit is Omega Mart, Distillery of Lost Spirits, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, five iron golfThe Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals to Infinity, The museum fiasco, Virtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and more represent the next step in experiential entertainment. With a robust and ever-growing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibits, out-of-this-world nightlife, and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages.
AREA15 has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of the “10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by fast company“Best place for your Instagram photo” as well as “Best attraction” for two consecutive years by Las Vegas Weekly Readers Choice Best of Vegas Awards, Best Art Hub by Vegas Magazine, claim first place in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and be included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of fame.