- Anna Cayco & Victoria Urrutia
A calm playlist that lets you relax and be one with the earth's movement.
- Anna Cayco & Victoria Urrutia
You’re probably thinking, “Well how does music help the environment?”. Obviously music can’t magically make Mother Earth better and cleaner; and it can’t necessarily make everyone’s perspective change in an instant. But it can bring people together to help raise awareness for our environment. People generally don’t go to music festivals to care about the environment. They go to have fun and listen to various artists. But some music festivals around the world help spread awareness to festival-goers even in the smallest ways possible.
It might seem impossible to make thousands of people maintain cleanliness at an outdoors festival where it can get pretty muddy or hot. But with little steps, these people can actually make a significant difference.
Take Shambala Festival as an example. Located in Northhamptonshire (England), this family-friendly festival goes on for four days with a population of over 10,000 people and is mostly powered by renewably energy. Shambala encourages everyone to bring their own reusable water bottle to reduce plastic waste. They also banned the sale of plastic water bottles and instead, installed taps across the entire festival for people to refill their bottles with.
In 2013, with your help, we increased recycling rates by almost 20% and reduced the waste that went to landfill by 20%. A big thanks to everyone who used the recycling exchanges and claimed their recycling deposit back at the end of the festival.
Many other festivals like Bonnaroo (USA), Floydfest (USA), and Summercase (Spain) have made an effort into helping festival-goers realize the importance of caring for the environment. These efforts might not result to a drastic change but we certainly appreciate their help in making our surroundings greener.
- Reign Gonzales
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In the 1970s, a man named Maurice White founded and led a band called Earth, Wind and Fire whose music spanned different musical genres such soul, jazz, disco, funk, african, R&B and gospel. They were known to have changed the face of black pop music. Known for the use of their rhythmic horns, energetic stage shows and the blending of the contrasting voices of two of their members’ tenor and falsetto vocals, their music is something that has lasted decades. The band has numerous awards under their belts; with countless Grammy and AMAs nominations, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Vocal Group Hall of fame and Lifetime Acheivements awards from American Society of Composers and BET Awards.
Though their musical hits were released during the 70s and 80s, it can’t be denied that some of their music is still recognizable today. Here's some of their music to help you get you on!!!
Let's Groove (my personal favorite)
Even though they were a band from the 70s, they’re still at it today! They have scheduled tours all around the world singing some of their greatest hits to those that feel like reminiscing to those that just feel like dancing to and upbeat and really fun song. It just goes to show that music , if it’s really good music, can really last through the decades and through generations.
- Ana Matti
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