Protecting the Planet Through Music

The California Science Center, in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum® and Global Wildlife Conservation, announces the opening of Earth in Concert: Protecting the Planet Through Music – a first-of-its-kind multimedia and interactive experience focused on raising awareness about the importance of conserving Earth’s biodiversity. Earth in Concert examines the current status of biodiversity in our oceans, grasslands, and forests, while exploring how several artists and musicians have helped raise awareness of the global issues that threaten our planet. Artists featured in the exhibit include Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Willie Nelson, Sting, and Pharrell Williams.

Ziggy Marley with Panther Chameleon. Photo by Robin Moore, GWC

Ziggy Marley with Panther Chameleon. Photo by Robin Moore, GWC

About Earth in Concert

To celebrate the opening and the unique partnership between the GRAMMY Museum and Global Wildlife Conservation, the organizations hosted a star-studded concert November 11, 2015, with artists and performers committed to raising awareness of the need for preserving Earth’s biodiversity. Seven-time GRAMMY-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley, 21-time GRAMMY-nominated and multiple GRAMMY-winning country legend Dwight Yoakam, GRAMMY-winning soul singer/songwriter Judith Hill, and pop sensations Us The Duo performed to a packed house at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Global Wildlife Conservation and the GRAMMY Museum.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Judith Hill performs at Earth in Concert at Club Nokia on November 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Judith Hill performs at Earth in Concert at Club Nokia on November 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)

 

“We couldn’t be more excited to have these artists help us launch what is undoubtedly one of the most unique and creative conservation awareness exhibits of our time,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. “We look forward to continuing the excitement and energy generated by the concert for years to come as the exhibit travels around the country sharing its important message of conservation and hope.”

Ziggy Marley performs at Earth in Concert at Club Nokia on November 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Zach Weinberg © Tuff Gong Worldwide)

Ziggy Marley performs at Earth in Concert at Club Nokia on November 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Zach Weinberg © Tuff Gong Worldwide)

“We thought it would be great if we had a platform where musicians could get more involved in one of the biggest challenges of our time – saving our planet. And this exhibit and concert was the answer,” said Brian Sheth, Chair, Global Wildlife Conservation. “We hope that both will not only inspire us to celebrate the richness of life within our seas and throughout our continents, but also inspire us to become more active caretakers of this fragile planet we all call home.”

Earth In Concert Exhibit at the California Science Center

Earth In Concert Exhibit at the California Science Center

 

The “Earth in Concert: Protecting the Planet Through Music” event is made possible by the Sangreal Foundation and by Brian and Adria Sheth in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and Global Wildlife Conservation.

Willie Nelson represents Grasslands in the

Willie Nelson represents Grasslands in the Earth in Concert exhibit.

November 12, 2015, and has Free Admission. Visit today!

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Quick Facts

Exhibit Highlights

“Keep the Earth in Concert:” Touch lit tiles to create a symphony of animal sounds, and find out what environmental obstacles can silence the animals around us.

“Meat Eater or Plant Eater:” Examine animal skulls to determine if it is a herbivore or a carnivore.

“Calls of the Wild:” Listen like a scientist to determine what lives in the forest.

Musicians

 

Pharrell Williams

Ziggy Marley

Sheryl Crow

Jack Johnson

Sting

Willie Nelson

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