Hey guys! After seven days in Maseru, Lesotho we've rallied an exciting amount of local support from celebrities and other musicians, cultural influencers, and government. Help us to help Lesotho help the world! Every gift helps, even the cost of a cup of coffee, wherever you may be!
MTN BUSHFIRE has been incredible so far! #crowdstudio is running well and we've had some great jams. Here's a shot from Alex Paullin's stint on the main stage, addressing a few thousand people about our work. Tomorrow we lead a jam on Stage 2. All the while recording at our booth! #bringyourfire #greenyourfire #conservationmusic
This is so interesting. Save the whales, save the climate? They're great singers, too. ♫🌍❤
When whales were at their historic populations, before their numbers were reduced, it seems that whales might have been responsible for removing tens of millions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere every year. Whales change the climate.
We're in Joburg with Pitso Rah Makhula and Ntsoana-Tsatsi and we ran into Damo Mokgatla, another very talented musician. Looks like this afternoon we'll be tracking his percussion on our new song, "Manyabolo," a song about unity in the face of water scarcity and #climatechange! ♫🌍❤
Big thank you to the African Politics and Policy blog for sharing our cause with their community! ♫🌍❤
Shoutout to Rodger Metelerkamp and Music Connection / MusicWorX for outfitting us with some awesome used gear at great prices! We are very grateful for their co...ntribution to the Conservation Music movement. This stuff will join us at our MTN BUSHFIRE #crowdstudio booth. In Jozi? Need music stuff? Go here!
We wish we could be there already! Can't wait for MTN BUSHFIRE, just days away, where alongside a crowd 27,000 strong we will share our art to play our part!
Hey young fire-starters! Are you ready to bring your fire?
MTN Bushfire 2017 Schools Festival takes off on Monday, 22 May. The MTN Bushfire High Schools’ Festiv...al and the Primary Schools’ Festival, supported by MTN Swaziland and the European Union in Swaziland, brings to light the importance of the arts and underlines the various ways of using arts education to empower students through knowledge, self-expression, comprehensive environmental education and individualized action. This year the festival is projected to be a four-day event that engages teachers and students through creative arts methodologies, including workshops and performances. See you in 3 days! :) #BringYourFire
A big thank you to Bill Lohmann of Richmond Times-Dispatch for this well written article about our origins, featuring our Founder Alex Paullin as well as Project Manager Christopher Volosevich. And thank you to Davie Young for an added perspective! Looking forward to future installments! ♫🌍❤
Learn more about our flagship project here: igg.me/at/conservationmusic
Conservation Music is excited to welcome Teboho Mochaoa to our growing volunteam! Teboho, or "Stebu," as he's also known, will be assisting us with branding and social media, as well as deepening our network within the African music scene. Check out this quick reel of our chat with Teboho, have a listen to the sounds of Morena Leraba in the background, and if you're inspired to do so, please get in touch about how YOU can get involved in the movement!
MTN BUSHFIRE is next week, and we couldn't be more excited! We hope to see a bunch of you there, and don't forget to bring your fire!
On Saturday, May 6 2017, a group of musicians and other creatives gathered in front of Conservation Music's HQ at Maseru's Music Mansion for a summit, activation, and workshop regarding the power of music to overcome Lesotho's dire environmental conditions. As an arid, montane, and developing country, the cards are stacked against Lesotho as Climate Change worsens.
1 out of 8 human beings on earth are already food insecure. In montane regions like Lesotho, the toll rises to 1 in 3. How do we inform Lesotho's 2 million residents of the coming storm, and educate them properly on how to adapt? We believe a major part of the answer lies in the hands of the musicians and those who can propel their voices further.
Learn more about our work in Lesotho, and join our upcoming Documentary film production, here: www.igg.me/at/conservationmusic