WASHINGTON--()--Good Earth Singers, an organization dedicated to building community through song, is working diligently on its global campaign One Earth. One Voice. The goal of the campaign, led by classical singer Shyla Nelson, is to rally 15 million people worldwide to learn and sing a Nigerian song, “Ise Oluwa,” for an unprecedented global event on Dec. 21, 2012. Nelson is traveling around the world carrying a hand-blown glass globe that is 14-inches in diameter as part of her 99-day global campaign to spread the word about One Earth. One Voice. She is encouraging people everywhere to participate in the global event to support the earth and humanity’s survival.
“The unifying power of song is our rallying call to action in response to the planetary crisis, which threatens our lives and the future welfare of the earth.”
“One Earth. One Voice. is the culmination of hard work and a genuine belief that the power of the human voice is a catalyst for healing humanity’s relationship with the earth,” Nelson said. "The unifying power of song is our rallying call to action in response to the planetary crisis, which threatens our lives and the future welfare of the earth."
Through Nelson’s 99-day journey, she has generated widespread international support of One Earth. One Voice. in more than 45 countries, and among world-renowned musicians, scientists, environmentalists and world leaders. Nelson has traveled through Nigeria, France, England, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan and Australia, and will continue her journey until Dec. 21 visiting the following locations:
- The Big Island, Hawaii
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Quito, Ecuador
- Chichen Itza, Mexico
The December event will be live-streamed through the internet on the One Earth. One Voice. website (www.oneearth-onevoice.org), as well as international broadcast media networks, including ABC24 in Australia. To follow Nelson's journey and for more information about the One Earth. One Voice. campaign, visit www.oneearth-onevoice.org and the One Earth. One Voice. Facebook page.
About Shyla Nelson
Shyla Nelson is an internationally-acclaimed classical singer and voice trainer. She founded Good Earth Singers in 2009 to empower communities to take positive action to improve the local and global environment. As a solo artist, Nelson has been hailed as a soprano of “consummate artistry and vocal grace” whose concert and operatic appearances have delighted audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has also collaborated with multiple Grammy Award-winning world musicians and earth advocates, Paul Winter and his Consort.
About Good Earth Singers
Good Earth Singers (GES) is an international organization dedicated to building local community through song. Its mission is to develop and support songful celebrations of common humanity and a deep, devotional connection to the earth. GES helps anyone, regardless of experience and background, learn how to offer his or her voice in service and celebration of this loving earth on which we live. To learn more and join the global One Earth. One Voice. choir and event on Dec. 21, 2012, visit www.oneearth-onevoice.org.