RORAIMA featured in article about UN sustainable development goals
The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) is Norway’s largest public employer organisation. In their recent article on how art might contribute to reaching the 17 sustainable development goals set by the @UN, they point to "Roraima" as an example:
15: LIFE ON LAND
What's it about?
Protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of ecosystems, ensuring sustainable forest management, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and halting biodiversity loss.
Why can the cultural field contribute to this goal?
Bassist and composer Sigurd Hole was inspired by an indigenous people in Brazil when he wrote the piece "Roraima". The indigenous people's habitat in the rainforest was subject to major natural disasters caused by illegal gold mining. Recordings of natural sounds in the rainforest, wind in the trees, chirping birds and an approaching jaguar, sounds that are disappearing with the destruction of mankind, were the starting point for the composition. Artists are able to put themselves in different situations, and then turn that knowledge into expressions that touch and inspire to reflection.