Here at VOX POPULI, music plays a role in soundtracking our creative process.
Music has been explored as an effective tool for emotion regulation and memory consolidation. It not only offers itself as an outlet, but the idea of using song, sound frequencies and rhythm to heal body ailments is a relatively new field that has recently gained attention. It has been discovered through neuroscientific research that music has the ability to enhance the body's immune system, whilst also reducing stress. Based on testing, listening to music has been found to be more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety in patients before surgery (APA).
Perhaps one day we will cure cancer with symphonies.
We created a musical journey for our tribe, so kick back and enjoy the trip.
1 - The Doors - Riders on the Storm
2- Ta-ku - Down For You ft. Alina Baraz
3- Thee Oh Sees - Web
4- Babe Rainbows - Planet Junior
5- Sticky Fingers - Our Town
6- Rhye - 3 Days
7- Sofi Tukker - Drinkee
8- Marcus Marr & Chet Faker - Birthday Card
9- Fink - Fall Into The Light
Amidst the idyllic panoramas of almost godly shaped waves, surf cruises and nasi goreng orders, an ancient local culture in the Mentawai is struggling.
Since plastic was invented in the late 19th century we have created about 9.2 billion tons of this. Today, about 18 percent of plastic worldwide is recycled. The rest is incinerated or dumped in nature and landfills. Now we must deal with it.
This heartfelt sentiment was shared by the Indigenous elders who sat by the campfire with us, gifting their knowledge and understanding of this place, lifting us up to walk alongside them as we do this urgent work of healing the country, healing ourselves.
Plastic is one of the most versatile creations of modern history with unrivaled application at a material level. However, it has become apparent that because of its durability and absence of waste management infrastructure, a significant amount of plastic is entering the oceans.
In December 2017, 11 expedition participants ventured across the Philippines with an objective to gain deeper knowledge and field insights in the origins of ocean plastic pollution.
In the Philippines, Negros in particular, the thing you notice first, the thing that stays with you, is the people. They are perhaps the kindest and most inventive population we have ever met.
Never before the Yaegl victory had any group been given title over the sea, in the history of British colonisation.
An important element of our events is our work directly with local community and organisations. Showcasing passion, knowledge and expertise from the neighbourhood, alongside national and international appearances.
Let’s sip for a moment and talk about one of the most important elements needed for life, as we know it, on this planet.
This is a critical event in the Filipino sugar industry, allowing landlords to develop a dependable, controlling system of perpetual nearly-free work from the peasants. This is known as the hacienda system... is it modern slavery?