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April 2016
23
Apr

Happy Earth Day!

[fbvideo link=”https://web.facebook.com/conservationmusicproject/videos/1726916147584652/” width=”462″ height=”” onlyvideo=”1″]   From all of us here in Angola, HAPPY EARTH DAY! A day to reflect on our nature as humans, and what we can do to help nurture it. We hope you enjoy this quick 1-minute clip of the work we’ve been doing here! The Conservation Music Project is founded...
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15
Apr

Gravação de Amanhã – Recording's Eve

Hey! The past few days have been a bit slower production-wise, mainly on account of the various band members’ day jobs. Not to worry, though, I’ve spent that time improving my audiovisual knowledge and practices, as well as beginning to map out our first upcoming video! On that note, we’re recording our first track tomorrow!...
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11
Apr

Primeira Composição com a banda "Progresso"

Today went well. It started with myself and Abias, lead composer and keys player for the local band Progresso. After a quick jam to break the ice and a couple of phone calls, we had a couple of other composition-minded individuals with us, each with different strengths. I enjoyed getting to know the different roles these guys could...
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10
Apr

Progress with Progresso

Today I met with Abias Cavuvi, band leader of the soon-to-be Conservation Musicians Progresso. We set out a plan, and agreed to meet tomorrow to begin to compose a new tune about protecting and respecting the numerous rivers that radiate out from the Angolan highlands. Especially those heading south towards the Okavango Delta! Here’s a clip...
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09
Apr

A Song for Menongue

It’s 4a.m. in Menongue, Angola. The stars are in full form this morning, the Milky Way extending towards the road that my colleagues will take out of the Angola today. If only the road were as smooth as the Via Láctea, as they call it here, perhaps they wouldn’t need to leave quite so early. The...
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