[From correspondent Elisa FG. – AC]
Mercury is considered a dead planet with no geological life, it’s dark, rough, steep and eerily quiet, and you can bet your sweet NASA T-shirt that there’s no music.
Climate organization Music Declares Emergency assures us there’s “no music on a dead planet” and on March 17th 2024 they are doubling down on that certainty with a Climate Emergency Concert in Halifax.
Shining the spotlight on the issue, the Climate Emergency Concert also aims it at two paragons of eco-consciousness, Canadian music legends, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, both integral in founding the environmental organization, Greenpeace.
Participating performers Talia Schlanger, Braden Lam, Terra Spencer, India Gailey, Aleksi Campagne and many more will cover the classics of Mitchell and Young as well as the facts.
“We in Music Declares Emergency Canada are encouraging the music industry to consider climate in all decision-making: by making festivals net-zero, changing norms around how people travel to concerts, encouraging circular and local economies for merchandise and food, changing grant structures to encourage low-carbon touring, and more.” reads Music Declares Emergency Canada op-ed piece in the National Observer.
The Climate Emergency Concert takes place March 17 at the Rebecca Cohn Theatre in Halifax, the event will also announce Canada’s first ever Canadian Environmental Music Awards, set to take place late 2024, a ceremony that will honour Canadian artists promoting climate action and cultural change.