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Echoes of Earth India’s first and only ‘Green’ music festival

Over 40 international and Indian music acts drummed up the importance of ecological conservation, while artists displayed works of art that promoted recycling and upcycling.

While most artists in tune with nature find inspiration in the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and aether, a chance encounter with an international artiste revealed ‘waste’ to be the sixth element of nature. “This inspired me to propose the thought of using waste to represent the depleting state of the ecology,” Roshan said.

Bhubaneswar-based mural artist Dibyush Jena and artist Sibani Biswal were the brainchild behind two of the 10 art installations made of reused metal and organic scrap. While Dibyush’s art depicted a whale and spoke of the ecological imbalance that human actions are causing in the oceans, Sibani’s art, called ‘Gates Of Linphea’, used Pattachitra, a traditional art form from Odisha, to depict a message to humans to take care of planet.

The organisers also collaborated with Mumbai-based NGO Reef Watch India for the thematic presentations and Hasiru Dala Innovations, a Bengaluru-based community of waste pickers. Forty waste pickers were deployed to keeping the venue clean. Marwan Abubaker, Programme Director at Hasiru Dala Innovations, said,

Bengaluru-based community of waste pickers. Forty waste pickers were deployed to keeping the venue clean. Marwan Abubaker, Programme Director at Hasiru Dala Innovations, said,

One of the main stages depicting Tigerfish

“Our workers were assigned to keep the premises litter-free; all the waste generated was sent for recycling. Organic waste was sent for composting while dry waste like paper and  glass was sent for recycling.”

The walkway to the festival depicted the marine life like coral reef, aquatic plants, and jelly fish among others.

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