27 Feb '13, 7pm

Dolphin defender Ric O'Barry discusses the latest at the notorious Taiji cove, plans for a concert in Tokyo,

Dolphin defender Ric O'Barry discusses the latest at the notorious Taiji cove, plans for a concert in Tokyo,

Marine mammal defender Ric O’Barry was in Japan in early February to monitor the situation in Taiji and to discuss his new project, a musical event that could end up being larger than the Rolling Coconut Review, which took place in April of 1977. The Rolling Coconut Review was a benefit concert also known as Japan Celebrates the Whale. The concert was organized by O’Barry, and featured Jackson Browne, John Sebastian, Richie Havens, Odetta, Warren Zevon, Eric Andersen, Lonnie Mack, Japanese singer and actor Izumiya Shigeru, and a jazz-funk band with keyboardist Richard Tee, drummer Steve Gadd, guitarist Eric Gale, guitarist Cornell Dupree and bassist Gordon Edwards. Many of those artists are no longer with us. O’Barry, however, is still grinding away at important environmental issues at age 73. On my way to meet O’Barry at the Keio Plaza Hotel, located in Tokyo’s Shinjuku D...

Full article: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListR...

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