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Support Indonesia's greenest rockers, Navicula, as they tour the remaining jungles of Kalimantan with Greenpeace to raise awareness about the devastating impact of deforestation in the region.

Who is Navicula?

Rock band Navicula was formed in Bali, ...
Support Indonesia's greenest rockers, Navicula, as they tour the remaining jungles of Kalimantan with Greenpeace to raise awareness about the devastating impact of deforestation in the region. Who is Navicula? Rock band Navicula was formed in Bali, Indonesia in 1996, and they have released 6 full-length studio albums. Many of their songs have a strong focus on social and environmental issues in Indonesia and around the world, which is why the media have coined them the “Green Grunge Gentlemen.” Navicula has taken on such environmental causes as excessive consumerism, water pollution, genetic engineering in agriculture, and, most recently, wildlife conservation, pointing to Indonesia’s orangutans and tigers as symbols for the devastating impact of deforestation. In 2012, Navicula achieved critical acclaim on a global scale and impressive benchmarks for their 16-year career: -They took top honors in the international Planet Rox competition and will perform at the Quebecois festival Envol et Macadam in September. -They were named “The Next Røde Røckers” in an international competition run by the famous microphone and audio accessory design company, and were a recording contract at the Record Plant, Hollywood and two-year equipment endorsement contract. -Finally, their Kickstarter campaign, "From Bali to Borneo," launched to support their tour to Kalimantan was successfully funded, and Navicula will head to Borneo in September. “It’s a biologist’s dream — a rock band that’s named after plankton and makes conservation cool.” – Mike Shanahan, PhD in rainforest biology, press officer at IIED, blogs at Under the Banyan. "Navicula is rockin’ in a new generation of Gaia’s children. Their musical message brings love for the Earth Mother home to Bali." – Ibu Robin Lim, CNN Hero 2011 Why Borneo (Kalimantan)? In 2011, Navicula recorded and released a song and music video titled “Orangutan.” The video was edited with shots of the band performing the song live and excerpts from “Green the Film,” an award winning documentary which highlights the main threat to the orangutan's habitat and shows heartbreaking footage of rainforest destruction. Navicula’s track “Orangutan” was released under a creative commons license and distributed free to NGO networks, universities, radios, and national TV stations. Since releasing the song, Navicula has received many requests to perform for their fans around the country; but the most important request so far is to tour Borneo (Kalimantan), home of the orangutan, and to raise awareness about this issue at its source. Greenpeace has invited Navicula to become their artistic ambassadors for ending deforestation during their Borneo Tour. In addition to performing at local schools, community centers, and NGO headquarters across four provinces of Kalimantan, Navicula will join a Greenpeace team traveling by dirt bikes across both demolished and unspoiled landscapes, in order to experience and document firsthand the atrocities of palm oil plantations and mining companies. Why does Navicula needs your support? While Navicula's Kickstarter campaign to support their initial, 5-day tour was successfully funded, the bands' new partnership with Greenpeace has significantly lengthened their tour and increased their budget. Navicula needs your support to help cover airfare and ground transportation within Kalimantan for the band members, a sound engineer, their manager, and a videographer. All expenses outside of transportation will be covered by the band, with support from local NGOs and fans in Kalimantan.Your donation supports a momentous campaign uniting rock music and grassroots activism. By supporting Navicula’s Tour to Borneo, you join these groundbreaking activists and their supporters to demand that Indonesia stops deforestation and environmental destruction by palm oil and mining corporations and puts its wildlife—and its people—before profits!Join Navicula! Check out our music video for "Orangutan" on this site to learn more! Photo credit: Rio Helmi Support Local Music to End Deforestation!
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