“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 a song describing the challenges they face as glacial melting leads to decreasing water supply, and farming on steep slopes requires communal investment in terraces and tree planting for agroforestry. Recording and filming with these guys was unforgettable and we hope to continue to support them however possible moving forward.