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Meet Cayman’s A Cappella Group The Singrays

I am pleased to announce Cayman’s very own Singrays will be performing at Earth Hour: Cayman. An emerging talented a cappella group. Singrays was established in 2008. This charming music ensemble is made up of residents of the Cayman Islands. Singrays debuted their a cappella rendition of the Cayman National Song in 2009 and this rendition has since been a feature of the Cayman Arts Festival. Their upcoming performance at Earth Hour, Saturday, 28th March 2015, at The Crescent, Camana Bay, will showcase this versatile groups fantastic vocal range. Their repertoire ranges from madrigals and chamber music, to classic rock, jazz standards, pop and modern music. An a cappella performance that cannot be missed! They offer a unique and harmonious sound. Their music is best defined by arrangements without instrumental accompaniment, focus on vocal harmonising, often using their voices to emulate instruments and incorporating a varied range of vocal percussion. Join in the celebration of Earth Hour Cayman and enjoy an incredible a cappella performance by the Singrays. The Singrays welcome opportunities to perform and …

Going Beyond The Hour

  Tomorrow is Earth Hour! A global movement inviting countries around the world to stand in solidarity, raising awareness about climate change, by pledging to turn off non-essential lights during Earth Hour (8:30pm-9:30pm local time).  Did you know? The first Earth Hour, was in Sydney, Australia, 2007. Join the celebration! #EarthHourCayman   Earth Hour Cayman includes: performances by Mr. Earl La Pierre, David Innis and the Singrays.  You can also do some star gazing with the Astronomical Society of the Cayman Islands. Take the Pledge: Lights Out for Earth Hour All proceeds support the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.  Awesome perks for pledges! During Earth Hour we can gather around and participate in this global movement.  We should also take a moment to look beyond the hour. Earth Hour, is a bit like New Year’s Eve, instead of a New Year’s resolution, we make a pledge for an hour, to benefit the environment. Similarly, like a resolution intended to last for a whole year, why not allow your pledge to commit to supporting Earth …

The Falling of Trees In a Forest […] Does it make a Sound?

  Today let’s celebrate International Day of Forests.  At the heart of International Day of Forests it is a “global celebration of forests” it “provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests” (UN). Did you know? “Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world” (UN)  If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?  Yes! The falling of trees -deforestation- is making a big sound.  Nature is speaking, and we need to listen. Forests are vital to our environment, they “cover 31% of the land area of our planet” (WWF).  Most importantly, they are the beating heart and lungs of our planet, so to speak.  Trees produce oxygen, which we need to breathe- to live.  In addition, forests provide a home to many wildlife species, many of which are threatened by deforestation- devastating their natural habitat. Deforestation is jeopardizing our environment.  It impacts a wide range …

1 Week Until Earth Hour: Lights Out

  Earth Hour is 1 week away!  This year, join the National Trust for the Cayman Islands celebrating Earth Hour at The Crescent, Camana Bay, Saturday 28th March 2015 from 6:00pm-9:30pm.  The evening will include an intimate outdoor concert, with acoustic performances by David Innis and the Sing Rays.  Earth Hour Cayman is a free event, great for friends and the whole family.   From 8:30pm-9:30pm in honor of Earth Hour, the lights of The Crescent Fountain will be turned off. Earth Hour was created by World Wildlife Fund, and is internationally recognized. Globally, on March 28th, from 8:30pm-9:30pm, participating countries are asked to turn off non-essential lights, to stand in solidarity raising awareness for the planet. In honor of Earth Hour, Saturday 28th March 2015 from 8:30pm-9:30pm please pledge to help the planet. You can pledge to turn off non-essential lights as part of a global movement to raise awareness for the environment.  Take the Earth Hour Cayman Pledge, and support the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.  Cayman, let’s work together to raise awareness about …

Ticktock, Drip Drop

  I am dedicating this post in honor of the upcoming World Water Day (22 March).  The first World Water Day was in 1993.  The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as World Water Day.  Since its inception, World Water Day is celebrated around the world, drawing attention to various water related issues. This year’s theme is “Water Is” Check out the video below for more details. I love this theme.  It is important to step back and take a moment to ponder what does water mean to us and our lives.  Water holds such incredible value.  Many times we take it for granted that there is fresh water available to us.  We have clean water to drink, clean with, and cook with.  However, there are many who are not as fortunate.  For instance, “1 in 9 people lack access to safe water” (Water.org). Check out this video by Water.org Water is… everything.  Water is life.  Water is at the heart of our survival.   Conservation International has created an incredible short video raising …

52: A Voice Lost in a Sea of Echoes

Photo Credit: Lonely Whale   Hello! Can anybody hear me? Is anybody out there- listening? Radio silence….. Imagine, sending out a plea for connection, only to have your cry become lost in a sea of echoes. The “52 Hertz Whale,” also known as the “Lonely Whale” has for years wandered the ocean solo. Living a life of solitude- completely cut off from bonding and connecting with other whales. Tragically, it is believed that this lonely whale sends out a frequency unlike any other whale; a unique call. To date, it is said that no other whale has responded to this lone whale’s cry. Dr. William Watkins theorized, lonely whale, “was either the first of its kind, the last of its kind, or a whale with a malformation in its call, resulting in its inability to mate or form a bond with any of his species” (Lonely Whale). At the heart of the matter, this gentle giant is a hero with a story to tell. Lonely Whale has spent an entire lifetime roaming through the abyss …