After years of soul-searching and months in the African wilderness with the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project, musician and geographer Alex Paullin combined his foremost passions and founded Conservation Music, a non-profit aiming to foster a global culture of sustainability using music as the messenger.
Currently, the organization collaborates with musicians throughout Southern Africa, catalyzing songs in local genres and local languages regarding local conservation issues in countries like Lesotho, Botswana, Angola, and more. Throughout his life he aims to expand the project globally, in hopes that his lifetime will see and hear songs of conservation being sung throughout the world.
This video was shot in the field by Alex Paullin, using a DJI Mavic Drone, and features the local village band, Sotho Sounds.
With sore shoulders and tired legs, completely weighed down by our gear and equipment, we ambled into Maseru like pack mules. It is still difficult to catch my breath and decipher my thoughts and feelings about this place. As an outsider with a callow amount of international experience, the warmth and camaraderie is present enough…
This performance by the Lor Brothers gracefully depicts the power of music, dance and willpower shown throughout the protests at Standing Rock. The video features music by Trevor Hall and the intention was to spread awareness of the Standing Rock cause and send strength to the water protectors on the frontlines. We hope that it brings you strength and connection with the cause and in turn inspires you to join the fight. Stand up for Standing Rock!
Directed by : The Lor Brothers Shot and Edited by : Richie Greenfield Choreography & Concept by : VillN Lor Assisted by : Logan "Logistx" Edra Music : Trevor Hall - "Standing Rock" Performers : Logan "Logistx" Edra, Longka "M-pact" Lor, Longkue "VillN" Lor, & Valerie "Val Pal" Acosta Underground Flow | The Kinjaz | Kreative Havok
For more than a year, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been at war with natural gas’s close comrade, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), over the development of the controversial $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, which has frequently been referred to as “DAPL.” (Many resistance members call it “the Black Snake.”) The approved project designs developed by…
Conservation Music [Behind the Scenes] - En route to music video shoot in Malealea, Lesotho!
The traditional Basotho group, "Sotho Sounds" wrote and recorded "Ngope La Musi," with Conservation Music. The song describes the massive erosion in Lesotho, and how every Mosotho can and must take part in reclaiming their farmland before it washes away. This was our first collaboration with Sotho Sounds, and it won't be the last! In 2017 we are planning a full range of songs and a documentary film. Stay tuned to this blog, and check out "Ngope La Musi" at conservationmusic.org!
The Power Of Music We all have a song that we never forget. Maybe it carried us through tough times. Or perhaps it reminds us of good times we’ve had. It may have taught us an important lesson… maybe even at just the right time in our life. Whatever the reason, it stays with us.…