Grita Tierra: Make some noise for the earth
We believe in the power of music to change minds. Let's get ready to take action!
We believe in the power of music to inspire us so we are excited to invite you to the Grita Tierra launch - a project where the universal language of music can be activated as an agent of change for climate action. A rockstar in Colombia, a rapper in Mexico, a rapper and priest in Austria, a choir in Kenya – all collaborating to raise their voice for the earth.
Listen to the song Grita Tierra and sign the petition Healthy Planet, Healthy People. Join us and the Laudato Si Movement to communicate to our global leaders what we want in terms of environmental care. For the first time ever, religious leaders are coming together to ask for more climate action before COP26, when world leaders will convene to discuss the policies needed to curb CO2 emissions.
Grita Tierra aims to amplify the unheard voices of people and nature who suffer the consequences of climate and environmental hazards brought by these emissions. It is a project inspired by the actions of Pope Francis, his desire to democratise the message of integral ecology, and his call to all of us to take care of our common home. “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation” (14, Laudato Si).
Grita Tierra is the result of the alliance with the Franciscans General Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, the collaboration of the Humboldt Institute of Colombia, and the musical direction of Héctor Buitrago, Daniel Roa, and composer Sister Nidia Raquel Macías. We thank Hempel Foundation for its sponsorship and continuous support.
Our song “Grita tierra” is the convergence of different music styles from all corners of the world. Catalina García (upper left corner) is the lead singer of the Grammy winner band Monsieur Periné from Colombia, Friar Sandesh Manuel (upper right corner) Franciscan friar, philosopher, musician and Youtuber from India located in Austria,Roco pachukote (Lower left corner) is a Mexican music icon of punk and alternative music and the lead singer of the influential rock band Maldita Vecindad, and Mercy Nyambura, Swinton Nkatha, Fariji Napa, & John Oriwo (Lower right corner) the talented musicians that form the choir led by Udulele John, a recognised musician from Kenia that also participated in our project Sounds from your Window.
“A program that aims to unite diverse voices of faith, and music in a call to actively protect our planet”
Ready to join us in protecting our common home? Sign the Healthy Planet, Healthy People petition. By signing, you join forces with us and millions of others to tell our political leaders to:
- Tackle the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis together
- Limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and promise no more biodiversity loss
- Ensure equitable global action, including support for those most affected
- Protect and respect human rights, including the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in climate and biodiversity action
The petition is led by the Laudato Si Movement. It is our planet, so it is everyone’s concern regardless of their origin, faith, intellectual or political background.
Our world is diverse and so is our song “Grita Tierra”
Grita Tierra song
We have witnessed the power of music with our project “Sounds from your window”. Now, the Grita Tierra song brings together the Latin American feeling, through its instrumentation and traditional/urban rhythm with an amazing multicultural mix of voices and featurings coming from different parts of the world.
Available on all music platforms on October 28.
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