03 Nov “Grita Tierra” an urgent call to care for the planet.
UN Live – Museum for the United Nations brings together famous artists, religious figures and scientists from Colombia and around the world to sing “Grita Tierra” (Shout Earth) and make an urgent call to care for the planet.
The goal is to reach the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2021 – COP26.
Grita Tierra is a testimony of universal solidarity, and it is the result of an alliance with the OFM-JPIC Office of the Franciscans and high-level artists. The project also enjoys the collaboration of the Humboldt Institute and the support of the Hempel Foundation.
Among the personalities who participated in this initiative are Catalina García, vocalist of Monsieur Periné, as the leading voice of the song ‘Grita Tierra’; Héctor Buitrago, of Aterciopelados; and Roco Pachukote, of Maldita Vecindad (recognised as a legend of Mexican alternative-punk), among other renowned artists.
The music video for the song was directed by Simón Hernández, a famous Colombian documentary filmmaker who has directed several videos for Bomba Estéreo and who recently released the documentary Sonic Forest, produced by Hollywood actor Joaquín Phoenix.
The song has just been released and is available on digital platforms so that it can be heard and shared by as many people as possible who want to raise their voices and demand immediate action from world leaders to stop climate change. It can be downloaded here.
Bogotá, October 2021- “Grita Tierra” is the name of the musical initiative led by the UN Live – Museum for the United Nations, in which artists from Colombia, Mexico, India and Kenya, among other countries, unite their talent and conviction to create a song that inspires action and makes humanity’s urgent environmental manifesto felt at COP26, to be held from 1-12 November in Glasgow, Scotland.
“Under the slogan “the planet has no shirt”, we invited diverse and renowned musicians, graphic and audio-visual artists to be inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’, to compose artistic pieces that express the urgency of environmental care, giving particular emphasis to communities whose voice is not heard and are disproportionately affected by climate and environmental catastrophes,” says Ángela Puentes, director of programmes for UN Live Museum for the United Nations, in Latin America.
Among the artists involved are Catalina García (vocalist of Monsieur Periné) on lead vocals, Héctor Buitrago (Aterciopelados) and Daniel Roa (Un Bosque Encantado) as producers, and Sister Nidia Raquel Macías, Franciscan Religious, who makes her debut as a songwriter in the music industry. Joining this group of Latin American musicians to rap are Mexican alternative-punk legend Roco Pachukote (Maldita Vecindad) and Fray Sandesh Manuel, OFM Franciscan Religious from India, who in his habit surprises us with his rap and his call for action in the face of environmental urgency. Kenyan musician and producer Udulele John join Mercy Nyambura Swinton Nkatha, Fariji Napalos and African singers from Kenya to close the composition.
This musical explosion is encapsulated in a music video directed by Simón Hernández, a renowned Colombian documentary filmmaker who has directed several videos for Bomba Estéreo and who recently released the documentary Sonic Forest produced by Hollywood actor Joaquín Phoenix. Guache, a Colombian visual artist and muralist who has exhibited his traditional painting and graphic work in several countries in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, provides the finishing touch to this work. Closing this collaboration is Suany, Colombian VJ, graphic designer, teacher and writer recognised for her visual projects with different artists such as Aterciopelados.
Grita Tierra also seeks to mobilise the Healthy Planet, Healthy People petition, led by the “Laudato Si’ Movement”, Grita Tierra also aims to mobilise the Healthy Planet, Healthy People petition, led by the “Laudato Si’ Movement”, with whom we are joining forces to move from the enjoyment of the senses to environmental practice through a petition campaign to communicate to global leaders the urgency of taking immediate action to mitigate climate change and protect our biodiversity.