The tales and traditions of conserving the unexplored ecosystems of Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi had been introduced again to life final weekend by India’s greenest music competition, Echoes of Earth, on its 3-city live performance tour in India. The competition has taken metropolitan cities by storm alongside British nu jazz collective, The Cinematic Orchestra, to rejoice native ecosystems and their conservation by automobiles of music, in every metropolis over three days – 14, 15 and 16 April 2023.
Extending the ‘Circle of Life’ theme, the tour provided a glimpse of the Echoes’ unparalleled expertise in every metropolis, highlighting their distinctive ecosystems and the significance of residing in symbiosis with the pure world by partaking storytelling periods, panel discussions data, images exhibitions, sustainable installations, artwork workshops and curated meals and flea markets for attendees to bask in. of Earth was capable of improve the general expertise by incorporating in-depth and plausible data.
The tour kicked off on 14th April at Bangalore’s iconic Jayamahal Palace, the place the individuals of Bangalore (re)found the Keres (lakes) and Kuntes (ponds) that home their metropolis, in a brand new gentle because of an enthralling dialogue with eminent specialists like Dr. Subramanya (Ornithologist & Scientist), Usha Rajagopalan (Author & Lake Conservator), Sandesh Khadur (Nationwide Geographic fellow & Wildlife Filmmaker) and extra. The dialogue additionally highlighted the necessity to preserve city lakes and their wealthy biodiversity. Moreover, Vikram Sridhar (Efficiency Storyteller & Theater Practitioner) highlighted the important position of various artwork kinds like channapatna, kinhal and kalamkari in conservation and preservation. On the similar time, he drew contributors into the traditions of accident preservation of rescue and rehabilitation by an attractive storytelling session.
Moreover, the hassle to deliver Bangaloreans nearer to the ecosystem of which they’re an intrinsic half has additionally resulted in a bigger sustainable section of life, which has targeted on the Close to Threatened chook species, the Oriental Darter (Anhinga Melanogaster). And the end result of the night on this stage was an interesting musical efficiency by the Cinematic Orchestra. Opening the collective had been Nush Lewis and Premik, who captivated the contributors with their soulful melodies and highly effective digital beats.
Touring Mumbai’s Mehboob Studios on April 15, Echoes celebrated town’s magical shores which can be residence to the wealthy mangrove ecosystem and its inhabitants by a dialogue in affiliation with WWF India with audio system comparable to Malhar Kalambe (Environmentalist and founding father of Seashore Please) and Dr. Sheetal Pachpande (Deputy Director – Mangrove Basis Tasks), amongst others. In the meantime, Freishia B (Co-Founding father of Carter Cleanup), Ganesh Nakhawa (Director of Karanja Fishing Co-operative Society), Prachi Shevgaonkar (Local weather Entrepreneur and Founding father of Cool The Globe App) and others engaged Mumbaikars in an immersive workshop on the wealthy biodiversity of town and the way they’ll contribute to its conservation in collaboration with the Ministry of Magic of Mumbai. Equally, the stage in Mumbai was sustainably designed to attract consideration to the migratory chook Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) and was christened “Flamingo” in the identical gentle. Opening this stage had been Sijya who moved the viewers together with her wild synth layers and Sahil Vasudevan who moved the viewers together with his distinctive mix of recent piano sounds and electronica. And the Cinematic Orchestra closed the night with their actually enthralling efficiency.
The final cease of the tour was 1AQ Delhi on sixteenth April. Right here, audio system comparable to Rohan Chakravorty (Cartoonist, Illustrator & Creator of Inexperienced Humour), Chetan Agarwal (Conservationist and Surroundings Analyst) and Neha Sinha (Conservation Biologist, Creator & Newspaperist) highlighted the capital’s stunning and thriving city jungle ecosystem in addition to pressured the necessity to defend its numerous chook species in an attractive dialogue. On the similar time, Niharika Rajput (wildlife artist and Nationwide Geographic explorer) led a workshop on “Artwork for Conservation,” the place contributors handcrafted home sparrows studying their significance within the ecosystem.
And highlighting town’s native Sarus Cranes (Antigone antigone), the world’s tallest flying chook, was the sustainable stage the place the Cinematic Orchestra concluded their tour with a fascinating musical efficiency and a putting collaboration with Khalid Ahamed (lead singer of Pavraaz) with Sahil Vasudevan and Sijya open for them.
Roshan Netalkar, Pageant Director of Echoes of Earth, mentioned: ”A myriad of ecosystems and wealthy biodiversity have made their residence in city cities. And touring by Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, we meant to assist our audiences to reconnect and discover these native ecosystems that they’re an integral a part of however know little or no about by an unforgettable Echoes expertise.” He additional added, ”On the similar over time, we’ve got strived to domesticate a group of extra advanced and conscious audiences to advertise greener and cleaner artwork experiences to sit up for. We did this by harnessing the facility of up to date, decentralized music and artwork to specific concepts of sustainable change for generations to return. The three days noticed an unimaginable ardour of over 6000 individuals who saved the ethos of Echoes alive, a testomony that the way forward for artwork and music in India is inexperienced.” Along with this, the tour of three Cities has been an unforgettable culinary journey tour, because of its collaboration with a choose checklist of meals and beverage companions, together with Brick Oven, Phobidden Fruit, Boss Burger, Mossant Craft Konnection, Blue Tokai, Good Flippin’ Burgers, True Falafel , Crusty Tradition, Thai Mama and T.OO.Ok, amongst others. On the similar time, the flea market through the live performance tour was a client’s paradise. Attendees indulged in sustainable and ethically crafted style by Re Charka, a model specializing in upcycled handwoven Kabir clothes. Along with this, Echoes and WWF merchandise merchandise additionally provided distinctive and significant style decisions. And including a contact of creative aptitude to the occasion was the famed Lotus Little one, who curated personalised on the spot poetry for poetry connoisseurs, making it a really immersive expertise for attendees.
This tour got here after the success of the fifth version of Echoes of Earth in its Bangalore territory final 12 months. Greater than a music competition, its distinctive format has supplied a a lot wanted platform to showcase the efforts of native eco-warriors who defend and protect native ecosystems in these cities and educate the general public alike by thrilling information switch actions. The competition has all the time been a essential step in direction of beginning an inclusive sustainability dialogue with a name for accountable celebration by the lens of conservation and sustainability throughout the nation beginning with these 3 metropolitan cities.
About Echoes of Earth Billed as ‘India’s greenest music competition’, Echoes of Earth is a two day multi-genre occasion celebrating the surroundings. Launched in 2016, it options phases and installations made out of recycled and recycled supplies. No plastic or versatile supplies are used and a tree is planted for every ticket offered.
Up to now, round 150 artists have carried out throughout the 4 editions of the competition. Headliners have included worldwide and Indian digital artists like Arjun Vagale, FKJ, Kohra and Mathame. Actions and points of interest embody the solar-powered Huge Tree stage, a flea market promoting natural and sustainable produce, and music and wellness workshops.
Over time, Echoes of Earth has received quite a few reside occasion trade awards, together with the 2019 EEMAX World Award for Greatest Scenic and Environmental Design and the 2020 WOW Asia Award for Pageant of the 12 months Artwork/Tradition/Way of life . The competition, which was interrupted in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, will return in December. The road-up will embody over 40 artists.
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