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Wapapura Sustainable Sounds

"music for the earth"—an environmentally conscious music recording project

Since Autumn 2007, AMS has worked with Rafa, Ivan and George from Wapapura to make sustainable recordings of concerts and musicians in the Music in the Mountains festival.

Spring 2009 has seen the release of the first Music in the Mountains CD—a compilation of many of the concerts recorded in 2008. You can listen to a sample of the CD on the Wapapura website. Proceeds from the sale of the CD will be donated to the Alpujarra R 3 restoration project. To buy a copy of the CD, please contact Cat Jary.

What is Wapapura?

Wapapura is a project that started in the jungles and mountains of South America many years ago. It aims to use the amazing power of music to support projects that address the ecological and cultural devastation that is taking place all around our planet. Wapapura is run by a small group of people, most of whom are based in Granada.

Wapapura make their recordings using portable solar powered equipment and produce CDs using recycled materials. They record in either natural surroundings or culturally significant locations. All the the proceeds of their recordings go directly to projects which try to save precious natural environments or preserve important cultural traditions which are on the verge of disappearing.

These projects include:

  • Reforestation projects
  • Recuperating traditional farmlands and ancient farming techniques
  • Conserving and recuperating watershed
  • Environmental education
  • Solar powered community radio stations in rural areas to support fading indigenous cultures

See the wapapura website for more information about this project.

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