Hello Good People,
Some Tuesdays are harder to face than others, and this one is bittersweet, so I’m definitely in need of some positive motivation.
It’s bittersweet because I’ve woken up with beautiful memories of one of the best weekends this year, and with a hangover to match!
Earthdance Nairobi 2015 was truly spectacular. Thousands of people gathered at Ngong Racecourse on Saturday ready to dance the night away. And dance we did, to the sounds of some of the biggest DJs from Kenya and from further afield.
In the What’s Good Live tent, we had a view of the whole site, so we could watch over the festival and make sure all was well. We had face painting and stickers galore, and artists and DJs passed though to chat to us, along with hundreds of you, Good People.
The festival, was of course about great music and great vibes, and we truly were giving the earth a dance. As I danced with closed eyes and bare feet, it was impossible not to feel connected to the earth. This is an integral part of the philosophy that guides the worldwide Earthdance movement.
“Earthdance has supported the work of peace, sustainability, and social justice charities in many countries, via producers and communities that participate in the global event. Every Earthdance event partners with a local peace, sustainability, or social justice charity, promoting the organization, featuring them at events, and donating 50% of event profits to support their work.”
Earthdance also conducts awareness campaigns related to its annual global event themes. The Earthdance 2015 theme is Awakening. Earthdance Nairobi focussed on an awakened love, respect and unity with the earth and the natural environment.
Movements like Earthdance show us that being connected to and respectful of the natural environment can actually enhance your festival experience, and that music and revelry can an ethical and respectful.
If you weren’t at Earthdance Nairobi 2015, you missed out. Luckily, as usually, we have got your back. We filmed and live-streamed the highlights, and you can catch up on all the action here.