Jayda G: Canadian DJ, producer and environmental scientist forging links between music and nature

Canadian DJ and music producer Jayda G has always had a strong affinity with nature. The British Columbia native, who grew up in the heart of nature just outside of Vancouver, last year completed her masters degree in Resource and Environmental Management specialising in environmental toxicology, wherein she investigated the effects of human activity on the Salish Sea killer whales (orcas) of Vancouver. She said: … Continue reading Jayda G: Canadian DJ, producer and environmental scientist forging links between music and nature

Mileece: The artist who facilitates the “music” of plants by translating plant data into soundscapes

Music for plants is not a new thing, but few “facilitate connections between people and plants” through music. That’s where Mileece – a multi-disciplinary sonic artist, environment designer, and renewable energy ambassador – works her magic by attaching small electrodes to plants that conduct the bio-electric emissions coming off of them. The electromagnetic current is then fed into self-authored software that turns the data into musical … Continue reading Mileece: The artist who facilitates the “music” of plants by translating plant data into soundscapes

Rapper Baba Brinkman making the climate science conversation accessible to all

Baba Brinkman grew up on a musical diet of mixtapes by the likes of Run-DMC, The Beastie Boys and Eric B & Rakim. But the New York-based rapper, who today raps about climate change and consciousness, almost didn’t pursue his innate talent, when as a teenager he concluded that “I’m too white, my upbringing was too safe, I’m too alien to the world that this … Continue reading Rapper Baba Brinkman making the climate science conversation accessible to all

Colombian band Bomba Estéreo helping to save Colombia’s forests

One of Columbia’s most popular bands, Bomba Estéreo, is lending their support to combating climate change and protecting their homeland’s environment. The bandmates from Bogotá, Colombia came together to launch a campaign, Proyecto Siembra, to fight against the deforestation of the Colombian Amazon – alongside Colombia’s Ministry of the Environment, the National Park department and the Grupo Exito supermarket chain. Deforestation is a huge problem … Continue reading Colombian band Bomba Estéreo helping to save Colombia’s forests

N’we Jinan: Music programme helping indigenous students find their voice

N’we Jinan is helping indigenous youth to find their voice and express themselves musically and creatively by bringing a mobile studio into schools and community centres across Canada. The N’we Jinan initiative was founded by hip hop producer and youth worker Dave Hodges in 2014. The Montreal-based producer launched the N’we Jinan music initiative as a response to the lack of artistic programming in remote First … Continue reading N’we Jinan: Music programme helping indigenous students find their voice

Swindle’s New LP of U.K. Jazz & Funk Gives Him His “Mainstream Moment” — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2295223487/album=3348995074/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ On his latest LP, the producer takes the great leap forward, for an album that showcases the full range of his talents. via Swindle’s New LP of U.K. Jazz & Funk Gives Him His “Mainstream Moment” — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Swindle’s New LP of U.K. Jazz & Funk Gives Him His “Mainstream Moment” — Bandcamp Daily

Ivan Conti’s Free-Thinking Samba Legacy — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2523835795/album=933368231/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ You might expect the powerhouse drummer of Azymuth, now in his 70s, to be slowing down—but that’s far from the case. via Ivan Conti’s Free-Thinking Samba Legacy — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Ivan Conti’s Free-Thinking Samba Legacy — Bandcamp Daily

Marc Mac Sets Crucial Historical Movements to Soul-Powered Beats — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=394855936/album=1873538471/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The U.K. producer’s “musical documentaries” collage speeches and newsreels with Dilla-inspired beats. via Marc Mac Sets Crucial Historical Movements to Soul-Powered Beats — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Marc Mac Sets Crucial Historical Movements to Soul-Powered Beats — Bandcamp Daily

Artist Reflections: Makaya McCraven on Artistic Community in 2018 — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2357952618/album=1059062676/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ “If you can build a solid group of people around you, that helps sustain you.” via Artist Reflections: Makaya McCraven on Artistic Community in 2018 — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Artist Reflections: Makaya McCraven on Artistic Community in 2018 — Bandcamp Daily

Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts

Wonderfruit, Thailand’s pioneering celebration of the arts and sustainable living, returns for its fifth installment this month. The four-day festival, which takes place in Pattaya from 13 December to 17 December, features live music, DJs, talks, workshops, art installations, world cuisine, meditation and yoga. Wonderfruit was created as “a 4-day celebration of the arts to catalyze positive impact”. The Thai beach resort of Pattaya, not usually known … Continue reading Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts