Announcing Earthsong!

The team behind Conservation Music is very excited to announce Earthsong, a brand new 501c3 public charity! Earthsong is the culmination of four years of learning, experimentation, research, and experience on the part of Conservation Music’s founder, team, and the communities we serve.

Summit reached, gratitude, and new beginnings… please read!

  Mission Accomplished! All composition, recording, and filming for Expedition #K2K’s 13 songs and videos are complete, and we have successfully completed our sea to summit journey from Cape Town’s drying coast to Tanzania’s melting glacier. We are so grateful for all of the support we have received along the way, we could not have […]

Field Notes: Expedition #K2K – The Mountain

We’re Back! We have missed you! Here is where we’ve been and who we’ve worked with…we can’t wait to share the finished results with you soon! If you would like to contribute to Conservation Music‘s (CM) Expedition #K2K, please visit our Patreon page, where you can schedule monthly donations of any amount, or make a single […]

Our Mission

Restoring harmony with the self, one another, and the planet we depend on through the power of song.

Our Vision

A world of informed and engaged individuals making sustainable choices which positively affect their own wellbeing, their communities, and the environment.

Planet Earth is home for all of us.

EDUCATE

We create and distribute educational content for use in schools and communities all over the world. We leverage the scientifically proven influence of music and visual media on the human mind to create lasting and emotionally significant learning opportunities.

ADVOCATE

We identify political gaps in sustainable development and partner with other organizations to rally the public to help enact sustainable policies. We support the UN’s 17 Global Goals. Our leadership team has attended over a dozen global conferences to advocate for music as a highly effective approach to sustainable development.

ACTIVATE

We develop capacity-building resources and trainings for artists, educators, and activists to widely scale our impact. By equipping young people with knowledge of impactful programming, content creation, nonprofit management, strategic planning, and more, we are able to localize and streamline our programs in many countries.

Our Challenge

Planetary collapse has human implications.

According to thousands of peer-reviewed articles all over the globe, we are currently left with 11 years to turn the tide on climate change and biodiversity loss to curtail the resultant disasters of famine, forced migration, human trafficking, and more that have begun in the developing world.

Frontline communities lack information.

Millions of people worldwide depend daily on their natural surroundings to survive and provide for their families, yet as they face the brunt end of the costs of our own comfort and convenience, their soil and water keeps dwindling, and they are often last to hear about what is expected, and what they can do to adapt.

Musical impact is isolated & sporadic.

Many musicians worldwide have been frustrated by their lack of ability to do anything for these people, let alone for the planet itself. The events and productions so far often lack continuity, results, and scalability. 

Our Solution

Enlist global artists and activate youth.

Conservation Music equips performing artists with the tools they need to confidently reach their listeners with this crucial information. We produce world-class song and music video productions which integrate into workshops and curricula.

Boots on the ground in the developing world.

Our local youth chapters provide a continuous resource to the music, education, and environmental spheres at the national and regional level. Our global team acts as an on-the-ground catalyst and a strategic guide to this music-driven network of organizers, activists, and educators.

Focus on scalability and continuity.

We produce educational songs, engaging listeners’ thoughts and emotions with relatable lyrical stories. A subtitled music video accompanies each recording for broader engagement. Recorded content is scalable and transcends timelines and borders long after the song has been sung. 

Our Programs

Impact Media

Thanks to the 4-year legacy of Conservation Music, we specialize in the composition and production of targeted educational music and video content. 

ESD Curriculum

We collaborate with global experts to develop highly engaging Education for Sustainable Development tools.

Educational Technology

We are building a first-of-its-kind app to deliver ESD regardless of a teacher’s knowledge or abilities with topics or youth. 

Advocacy Campaigns

Music has ended wars, enabled national sovereignty, and unified persecuted populations before. The time has come.

Live Events and Solar Cinemas

Music is a powerful gathering tool. We leverage that to deliver crucial knowledge where it counts.

Capacity Building

Developing tools and delivering trainings for artists, educators, and activists is essential to scale  exponentially.

Our Impact

youth-led chapters

artists and activists

more than

direct engagements

(millions on air and online!)

productions

%

learning ratio

Supporting the Global Goals

Through our education and advocacy programs, Earthsong supports and promotes every single one of the SDGs. Not only does our organization publicize the SDGs through impact media and programs, but within our operations as we work to empower and collaborate with capable and talented individuals, old and young, throughout the world. Our team members have been privileged to contribute to the SDG conversation at conferences all over the world, including the UN General Assembly in New York and the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi.

the artists

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Janta

Janta

Sukulani Mwachumu AKA Janta Jacxy on the beat who is also the producer focuses in uplifting Malawian urban music. Founded in 2006 with an aim of helping upcoming artists, SU Records derives from Sungununu, a crew that works with Janta in music production. In the...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Tigris

Tigris

Born Angela Tigris Mizinga on 14 May 1988 to Mr and Mrs T.J. Mizinga as their last born of 10 children and from Ntcheu District Malawi, Tigris is not a signed artist yet but already has a wide range fan base across Africa and beyond, thanks to the performance she had...

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...

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...

Lucky Stone

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...

Our Music, Our Environment

Produced by Conservation Music, and brought to you by Earthsong! Follow the stories of four Basotho as the first National Geographic-supported project in Lesotho takes place. An educational “eco-concert” in Malealea village brings together a variety of souls from a wide range of backgrounds, to celebrate and learn about their precious mother Earth.

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

Make a Donation

We’re raising money to cover expedition expenses, incentives for artists and local collaborators, carbon neutral sequestration, and other costs required to continue our work.

Contact US