Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:05 PM
We invite you - artists, scientists and storytellers of all kind - to attend the first Eco-MIC, a creative, open-forum inspired by the natural world.
James-Herve Sabin is the Director/Founder of the Rural Haiti Project, a
U.S - based youth leadership organization that empowers children in Haiti to become leaders and builders of their communities. The Project supports children to create and understand their own visions, to identify the positive aspects of their communities and to recognize the problems that their country faces. James holds an MA in Architecture from the Pratt Institute.
James Subudhi, lead singer/guitarist of the neo-folk band The Deep Seeds, began singing and writing about the environment after working on an small organic farm. His songs explore the landscape of the food movement and the contradictions of the industrial agricultural system. He can be heard at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg and La Pregunta Caf?? in Harlem. www.myspace.com/thedeepseeds
Varuni Tiruchelvam is a Tamil, Sri Lankan American cellist, educator, and farmer, who uses music to connect to the land and the community. Following her family's legacy of human rights work and her baby brother's legacy of love, she improvises music to rediscover "home." Her music is influenced by the sounds within her soul, the dark melodies of the Romantic Era, and the sense of place that American folk music invokes. Varuni performs with YaliniDream, and also with Stone Forest Ensemble, a classical/hip-hop/ Afro-beat ensemble.
Shame On You: That Can Be Reused!' is an intergenerational documentary produced by youth that explores environmental justice and recycling in NYC communities with a focus on the South Bronx.
Presented by Jazmin Carrington, Youth Producer
Deepu Gowda is DJ, doctor, and medical educator, who works at Columbia University. Deepu uses literature and art to focus attention to the human condition. Through DJing. Deepu aspires for a personal connection to music, culture, and history. He lives in Brooklyn and finds constant inspiration in its vibrant musical and cultural life.
PS- unfortunately, I will not be at this event, but you are welcome to participate.