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EXPEDITION #K2K MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Our 13-month mobile studio caravan from Cape Town to Kilimanjaro…

Our Mission

Through the catalytic power of music, we confront environmental breakdown and humanitarian disaster in the developing world and beyond.

Our Vision

A global community that stewards the Earth, in which the memorable, emotional, and unifying power of music contributes to the balance between humankind, nature, and society.

Planet Earth is home for all of us.

What We Do

Media Production

We collaborate with local musicians in local styles and languages to produce eco-minded songs and music videos for distribution through radio and TV, online, and throughout a network of dozens of local chapters, implementing partners, schools and extracurricular programs, and more!

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

We develop classroom materials to encourage fun, engaging and versatile eco-education for teachers in our program countries and around the world! 

LIVE EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

We lead all sorts of live workshops, concerts and other events to benefit musicians, communities, schools and all people interested in the union of music with the environment. Some of our most successful events include songwriting workshops, eco-concerts and musical activations.

YOUTH MOBILIZATION

We identify talented youth leaders, help them build their teams, and empower them with structures, resources, and strategies to lead their own eco-musical revolutions at the national level! This includes promoting CM content, maintaining artist relationships, and more

WHAT IT DOES

RALLY PUBLIC & POLITICAL WILL

Humanity has seen the role music played in taking on the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and more. History has been, and will continue to be shaped by its musicians. The Earth cannot speak for itself save for deadly disasters. It’s time to speak up for it, before it’s too late! The public and those in positions of power must be on the same page, we all have roles to play in protecting the Earth and each other.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Going further than raising awareness, we create opportunities for real education to take place to enable action for the planet and its people! Through musical storytelling, we are opening people’s minds to new facts and ideas, reinforcing prior learning, and creating conviction through music’s incomparable ability to tap into human emotion.

MOBILIZE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

The music industry has vast influence and resources that can be put to work for the planet. We intend to facilitate that realization worldwide. It’s time to make this responsibility known by the industry itself, and to make it easy for the music scene to take part in saving our planet and protecting its people!

How We Do It

COMPOSITION

Our skilled team of facilitators collaborates with artists all over the world to create something unique with a powerful message. We are also available for song commissions.

RECORDING

Whether using our own mobile studio or borrowing a personal or professional studio space, we have the chops to record, mix, and master a quality track.

VIDEO

We specialize in music videos, interviews, web series, and documentary films!

Live EVENTS

Collaborations with festivals like Bushfire and Rocking the Daisies have us excited to bring our inspired friends around the world! We’ve also thrown plenty of benefit concerts, and our founder Alex is available for public speaking,

OUR COLLABORATORS

Together We Rise. Join Us!

We’re all in this together. Collaboration is essential in improving our relations with the Earth and with each other! The above organizations have supported or planned projects with Conservation Music, directly or otherwise, along the way. We welcome opportunities to work together, so please get in touch!

Support our Documentary

Music can speak to the heart and mind simultaneously, and Conservation Music believes that the call to action for environmental sustainability must be sung more loudly than ever. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that seeks to weave the emotional concord of melody and rhythm into the global ethos via educational music and film.

Meet the Musicians

Our Conservation Ambassadors

Shaps Mutambo

Shaps Mutambo

He goes by the stage name Shaps The ISI drawn from proverbs 27:17 which simply denotes man sharpening another as iron does. Shaps believes music is a tool that helps people to praise and worship God. His genre of gospel music in that regard is a mixture of Afro pop,...

Siti and the Band

Siti and the Band

Rooted in the mystic Island of Zanzibar, our culture carries influences from ancient Arab, Persian, Indian and African musical traditions. We fuse them with contemporary music from Jazz to Funk to Reggae and beyond. We are Siti & The Band. We grew together...

Banda Progresso

Banda Progresso

Menongue, Angola Progresso is a talented group of musicians who have staked their claim in isolated southeastern Angola. Angola is a country known for poverty, remnants of war, and corruption, all of which we have experienced firsthand. But when the difficult larger...

BeatHaven

BeatHaven

BeatHaven provides a unique musical entertainment experience by juxtaposing the repetitive characteristic of looping with the spontaneity of improvisation, creating soundscapes and lengthy live electronic compositions, fusing genres such as house/hip-hop with jazz and...

Mosi Oa Tunya Band

Mosi Oa Tunya Band

Mosi Oa Tunya or simply referred to as MOT by its numerous followers both in Zambia and Kenya, was a band which walked in the path of ensembles like the once powerful Afro Rock giants, the Osibisa. Its demise towards the close of the 70s has not short-circuited its...

Ellisha James

Ellisha James

Ellisha James a.k.a KIBOPAPACHA (previously Pacha the Great ) was born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania. Ellisha started rapping at age 12  while participating in the Ishi Campaign against AIDS, performing in different social events, and attending various youth &...

Sangie

Sangie

Sangie started making music at a young age and is a qualified vocal trainer. Born Angel Mbekeani, Sangie has grown up in Blantyre (Ndirande) and made her first single, “I Do It All For Love” when she attempted the Don Foxxy Riddim. The Riddim was initially produced in...

Kim of Diamonds

Kim of Diamonds

Kim is a young talented Singer/Songwriter from Malawi who, through her music seeks to influence change - positive change - in advocacy and right living. KIM developed her love for singing and songwriting around the age of 10. She started learning how to play a guitar...

Theresa Ng’ambi

Theresa Ng’ambi

Theresa Ng’ambi is a talented Zambian folk singer. While her peers were playing hip-hop and nu-soul, Theresa Ng’ambi explored a more traditional Zambian sound. Theresa is a storyteller and a poet. She draws on the traditional musical styles of her grandfather’s era...

Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi

Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi

Dr. Mtukudzi grew up in Highfield, a poor neighborhood in Salisbury (modern-day Harare) in Southern Rhodesia, as the eldest of seven siblings[1]. While both his parents sang in a choir, they were initially not supportive of his continued interest in music,...

Jack Mantis

Jack Mantis

When it comes to South Africa, the Jack Mantis Band still has it's place as one of the country's top jam bands. When they do find themselves here, they continue to perform on large stages such as Rocking the Daisies, Splashy Fenn, Oppikoppi, Kirstenbosch Gardens and...

Sereetsi and the Natives

Sereetsi and the Natives

Sereetsi & the Natives, a refreshing definitive reference in the contemporisation of folk music in Botswana and a unique voice in the World Music arena. The act's strong songwriting and performance in its debut album, Four String Confessions (May 2015), presents a...

Pompi

Pompi

Pompi is a Musician, Artist, Entrepreneur, and CEO of Atmosphere Nation & Lota House (House of dreamers) , who are Innovators and leaders in the Zambian media industry. Pompi, above many Zambian musicians has had the opportunity to be recognised on an all African...

Maureen Lilanda

Maureen Lilanda

Maureen is an Afro Jazz singer and songwriter with 35 years in the music industry. Maureen started her music career as a teenager, and she has a collection of five albums (Nandayeya 2000, Coming Home 2002, Evolution 2004, Tetwe 2005, Soul Masala 2007). She is backed...

Haikuu

Haikuu

Born in Sabie, Mpumalanga (South Africa) and based in Pretoria, Haikuu is an Indie Rap Fusion artist who draws inspiration from hip hop and guitar music. At the core of his music is the idea of storytelling, which allows his raps to co-exists synergistically with his...

Annie Stokes

Annie Stokes

Annie Stokes is a dark Americana songstress from Virginia. Raised on bluegrass and musical theater, her lyrics recall moments you thought you forgot. She and her band have released an EP and two albums and are currently working on their fourth project. She's had...

Tribute “Birdie” Mboweni

Tribute “Birdie” Mboweni

A singer and songwriter, songbird Tribute ‘Birdie’ Mboweni was born and raised in Mkhuhlu, Mpumalanga. Having serenaded audiences in Qatar and Dubai playing with a jazz band featuring one of South African’s great jazz pianists, Sylvester Mazinyane, performing at COP17...

Shubert Mwarabu

Shubert Mwarabu

Shubert Mwarabu has years of experience in the wildlife conservation sector. Currently, Shubert is Conservation Advocacy Manager to the Southern Tanzania Elephant Program, leading a countrywide campaign to save Tanzania's Elephants. Shubert is also a musician who...

Yes Rasta!

Yes Rasta!

Yes Rasta! is a reggae band based in Livingstone, Zambia. They have advocated for the earth on many occasions, and live conscious lifestyles in alignment with their musical advocacy. The band has performed and appeared on TV all over Zambia, and pay regular visits to...

Mtingo

Mtingo

"Mtingo", a band of Chagga elders (and youth!) living in Tema village on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, has been carrying the legacy of conservation-themed music for over 150 years, since their grandfathers began the tradition in the year 1860. Together we composed...

Leshie Lovesong

Leshie Lovesong

Leshie Lovesong is a Singing Performance Poet, based in Botswana. In 2006, she became Exodus Live Poetry’s Slam Champion, and became a member of the collective itself in 2007. As of November 2007, the young poetess has displayed her craft at every Infinite Word...

HT Tautona

HT Tautona

HT-Tautona is a Motswana, born and raised in Maun. “I am doing hip hop music in my vernacular language, Setswana. All my songs are written in rich, pure and poetic Setswana. I took this initiative to do my music in my language because I master it and most people in...

Chuma Mgcoyi

Chuma Mgcoyi

Chuma Mgcoyi is a talented permaculture specialist and singer living in Cape Town, South Africa. She sings in her mother tongue, Xhosa, as well as English. Her gentle voice soars with emotion and her kindness touches every heart in the room!

Sotho Sounds

Sotho Sounds

The Sotho Sounds are a dynamic traditional group from the small mountain village of Malealea, Lesotho. Fiery, positive energy grooves and shoulders flying during fantastic gumboot dancing are just a few things to look forward to during this Basotho crew's...

James Sakala

James Sakala

"Music. It is the voice for my thoughts, experiences and faith in God. It speaks of my life. Not only through the lyrics I write or the melodies I sing, but also through the instruments that play. It is the most natural way for me to share who I am." "Natural" most...

Lucky Stone

Lucky Stone is a ragga/dancehall artist from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. His positive energy and creativity are infectious! Lucky was nominated for the best reggae & ragga/dancehal artist during the 2014 Kili Music Awards. He also appeared in the reality TV show...

KBG

KBG

Kelvin "KBG" Gumbi is an innovative, diverse, passionate and talented young man and there is very little that he cannot do. Working with him, i have noted that he loves challenges and being able to do the impossible. He comes from an IT background, but he is also...

Pitso Rah Makhula

Pitso Rah Makhula

Pitso Rah Makhula is a talented conscious rapper, poet, and lyricist from Maseru, Lesotho. A proper mountain rastafarian, his heart is as big as his creative spirit. We had the pleasure of featuring Pitso in our first production ever... "Ngope la Musi," regarding the...

Faith Mussa

Faith Mussa

Faith Mussa comes from a family of musicians. He has been inspired by many artists throughout his life from the time he was very young. Paul Banda, Peter Mawanga, Wambali Mkandawire, are some of the inspirations he has had. Faith started playing hand-made gallon...

Morena Leraba

Morena Leraba

Morena Leraba is a Mosotho musician and shepherd from of Ha-Mojela in Mafeteng district, located south of Lesotho's capital Maseru. Lebara’s music (especially lyrics) is deeply rooted in Lesotho's traditional music, poetry, and it’s sub-genre, Famo, which was...

Msafiri Zawose

Msafiri Zawose

Msafiri Zawose is one among the prominent contemporary Gogo musicians. His name is associated with his traditional Gogo style music, which relies heavily on the zeze and ilimba in combination with distinct lyrical harmonies. Msafiri Zawose is the fifth child of Dr....

Stiger Sola

Stiger Sola

Maun, Botswana A living legend in Botswana, we are honored to call Stiger Sola our friend. He's got a heart of gold, and a voice that personifies years of experience singing and storytelling in Setswana and his mother tongue, se'Yei. Literally born inside the Okavango...

Joka Katele

Joka Katele

Livingstone, Zambia Joka is a compassionate and generous soul, and a proud resident of Livingstone's ghettos. He built his own studio by hand over the course of three years, which he allowed us to use. He sat in with us and dropped a few lines in his distinctive...

TESTIMONIAL

I have heard many English songs on conservation and environmental awareness which did stir up emotions within me. But, listening to one in my own tongue is a totally different feeling. I felt I could resonate with the message and it really touched my heart. It was also worth noting that there were so many languages on it, about five I think; all coming from different part of Zambia. I am so excited that such a message can reach the Zambians not fortunate enough to get educated and learn a foreign language.

FORTUNE MANDA

Student, Zambia

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