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Environmental musicians get on board for #WED2012 and #RioPlus20:

Environmental musicians get on board for #WED2012 and #RioPlus20:

Environmental Musicians get on board for WED 2012 and Rio+20 In 1987 Vic Coppersmith Heaven, Nick Glennie-Smith and Kenny Young formed the group Gentlemen Without Weapons and recorded the album Transmissions , which used natural sounds from the environment instead of standard musical instruments. Music from the album was used by UNEP as a theme for several of their conferences. In 1989, the musicians’ founded the Earth Love Fund, and in 1992 created Earthrise , a compilation album released to support the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The official UN song went straight to number one in the UK, and sold over 400,000 copies, raising funds to support over 400 community-based conservation projects worldwide. The Earth Love Fund is now orchestrating a global collaboration, the Rhythms of the Earth Project, which combines talent from around the world to create a single in...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/wed/news/musicians.asp

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