EMAJINARIUM - TREE PLANTING CONCERT
250 ARTISTS COMBINE THEIR TALENT TO PLANT 100 000 TREES IN KENYA
Free Spirit, an organization dedicated to promoting causes related to collective well-being, environmental protection, and biodiversity, proudly presents its operatic concert at the Seine Musicale in Paris: EMAJINARIUM – Concert for the Planet, a tribute to the power and beauty of nature. Free Spirit invites you on a journey into the realm of the Dreamland, celebrating the art of opera and alternative music.
Over 200 passionate artists
Free Spirit brings together a community of over 200 artists who have generously chosen to combine their talents in service to the planet. The EMAJINARIUM – Concert for the Planet unites choristers, pianists, violinists, opera singers, dancers, and costume designers, all committed to this worthy cause.
A CONCERT FOR REFORESTATION
Free Spirit has created the RE-GREEN THE PLANET program to restore the environment and purify our air by reforesting the planet. The EMAJINARIUM concert serves as a means to raise funds for this project. Our goal is to plant 5 million trees worldwide by 2030 through this annual musical event. The ‘EMAJINARIUM – Concert for the Planet’ is an event registered under the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, led by UN Environment and the FAO.
SOUL'S FLIGHT INTO HARMONIC BLISS
The EMAJINARIUM concert is an escape for the soul, ready to let go and be carried away by unique and poetic music. All the music and songs are original compositions specially created for this event.
The EMAJINARIUM concert weaves a story set in the realm of dreams—an enchanting tale that illustrates the strong bond between creatures and nature.
This story echoes our reality, reminding us of the power of nature and the humility that every individual should possess in its presence. This annual event brings together talented international artists.
LYRICAL ART AND ALTERNATIVE MUSIC
Lyrical art is the term used to encompass various vocal music genres that define, depending on the era and location, works of opera. The concept of storytelling is highly significant in lyrical expression. During the Baroque period, when the operatic genre emerged (beginning with Orfeo in 1607), Monteverdi titled his opera Favola in musica, which translates to « Fable in Music. » This clearly demonstrates that it is a theatrical narrative before it is a musical composition.
Alternative music refers to music that breaks free from any specific style, form of performance, musical family, or rules to be followed. Through the EMAJINARIUM concert, we showcase our openness to the world, transcending all notions of boundaries and limitations…
PLANTING 5 MILLION TREES IN KENYA BY 2030
As a partner an and actor of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Free Spirit has created the concert EMAJINARIUM to raise funds to plant 5 million trees in Kenya by 2030. ‘ Free Spirit ’ launches its program “re-green the planet”, a reforestation program all over the world. Inspired by the Kenyan Nobel Prized environmental activist’s work, Wangari Maathai, who planted 3 million trees during 30 years.
KENYA FACES DEVASTATING DROUGHT
Between 2008 and early 2010, Kenya, one of the countries of Eastern Africa, was affected by a severe drought. Owing to the lack of annual rainfall, the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya (ASALs) are very susceptible to drought and flooding. These lands are impacted by the increasing effects of climate change and the risk of desertification.
WITH THE SUPPORT AND THE PRESENCE OF THIERRY LUCAS
FROM THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP)
Senior Policy Expert in the United Nations Environment Programme’s Brussels Office
Thierry Lucas, a French national, is an expert in European and international policy on environment and sustainable development. He is a Senior Policy Expert in the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Brussels Office, working on a variety of topics including biodiversity and ecosystems management in the context of the partnership-building between UNEP and the EU institutions, and key EU stakeholders in Brussels. He was also the coordinator of the global Ad Hoc Open-ended Expert Group on marine litter and microplastics. Mr Lucas has over 25 years of technical and management experience with the UN, including expertise in Africa and Asia. Before working for UN Environment Programme, Mr. Lucas was the project manager of an adolescent health programme in Asia of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
CONCERT FOR THE PLANET
PARIS - 6TH APRIL 2024
200 artists will combine their
talent for a beautiful concert
in order to raise funds
to plant trees
A CONCERT PERFORMED AT LA SEINE MUSICALE IN PARIS
La Seine Musicale is a music and performing arts center located on Île Seguin an island on the Seine river between Boulogne-Billancourt and Sèvres, in the western suburbs of Paris, France.
The facilities include an elevated egg-shaped theater-in-the-round mostly for classical music. Much of the site’s daytime energy needs are supplied by a large mobile curved solar panel array that covers the smaller auditorium. From the fourth floor, there is an all-round view of the surroundings.
A globe-shaped observation deck, made of glass and timber laminated lattice, sits atop the concrete hull and around it slides a ‘solar sail,’ composed of 470 photovoltaic panels, which tracks the sun across the sky and maximizes the generation of clean energy.
The construction of La Seine Musicale simultaneously represents a return to the halcyon days of the Belle Époque and an embrace of Paris’ future, thanks to the building’s innovative and ecologically minded design. The pair responsible for this were the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and his French colleague Jean de Gastines.
Inside, the heaviness of the concrete and technological bravura gives way to a more organic style, characterized by open spaces and intricate woodwork.