Welcome to Music & the Earth International! M&E is a multicultural, decolonial initiative which consists of academic, artistic and activist branches. Its mission is to support environmental awareness and healing through the practice and appreciation of world music. M&E focuses in particular on promoting environmental justice and wellbeing on islands. Moreover, in a world where education is all too often privatized, M&E strives to make written and musical resources for environmental consciousness freely available to the public.
M&E is guided by a planetary vision in which, through music, people can traverse persistent boundaries, heal from historical injustice, and connect to the ecosystems which support us all.
M&E is propelled by three goals: 1) to raise awareness about the needs of the biosphere; 2) to foster consciousness of the links between humanity and nature, which have been severed by anthropocentrism; and 3) to celebrate humanity’s cultural capacity to live sustainably, which can be reclaimed through the choices we make.
Music & the Earth's recent projects include: two albums of original music (Emerge and Wayfinder); several singles; a forthcoming podcast (To Dream Again: Environmental Activism through World Music); numerous popular and scholarly articles; and a variety of musical and environmental outreach projects in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.
Music & the Earth International has earned widespread international recognition for building vibrant, vital bridges between music and diverse forms of environmental thought and action. Join us!
-- Priya Parrotta, Founder & Director