About M&E

Turtle in the Reef


Music & the Earth International is an educational and philosophical resource for environmental consciousness-raising, through the practice and appreciation of world music. It is guided by a planetary vision, of a world in which, through music, people  can cross any boundary, to converse about, respond to, and heal from shared environmental challenges.  

M&E was founded in 2017 and 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. In the service of these aims, M&E has produced and released two albums of original music (Emerge and Wayfinder), an e-book/audiobook, as well as numerous popular and scholarly articles. M&E has also pioneered a variety of musical/environmental outreach projects in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.  Join us! 

 -- Priya Parrotta, Founder & Director