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Concert Line Up
A big thank you to our activists and artists
for their commitment to Climate Action!
Xiye Bastida — climate youth leader, indigenous climate refugee, visionary — is a NY-based youth climate activist spearheading the #StrikeWithUs movement and #FridaysForFuture student strike group. Xiye will share her climate mobilization message as a prominent indigenous climate refugee. Xiye was one of three featured youth visionaries for The Intercept’s “Right to a Future” NYC event hosted by Naomi Klein. XIye organizes and teams with fellow youth and legacy climate activists to mobilize — why? — because “intergenerational cooperation and collaboration are essential to climate action”.
Compton Kidz Club — celebrated performers & environmental activists — is a performing arts/mentoring program that trains youth in all aspects of the entertainment industry to use the power of music to champion environmental and social justice issues. Serving the Compton, CA community for 20 years, CKC has created the We Care Tour, partnering with the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation. CKC is launching their national campaign, presenting CKC ECO Package to schools across the nation — stainless steel straws, fork, spoon and water bottles— inter drive to create single-use plastic-free schools.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez — indigenous environmental activist & hip hop artist — is a founding youth director of Earth Guardians, a worldwide conservation organization. Xiuhtezcatl is one of 21 plaintiffs involved in the Juliana v United States legal case, suing the federal government for failing to act on climate change (2015). In Paris during UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP21, Xiuhtezcatl won the Jury Award for his self-produced selection “Speak for the Trees” at GloCha’s Global Youth Music contest with the aim to present music “to inspire the negotiations”. It is a special honor to invite Xiuhtezcatl to our stage during the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, demonstrating the power of music to mobilize for climate action across the earth.
Scott Page — iconic rock saxophone & rhythm guitarist, tech & media disrupter — is a celebrated musician with Pink Floyd and SuperTramp. These days, Scott performs as a session and live artist, produces interactive multi-media entertainment, lectures at USC and creates immersive live performances.
Amanda Holley — singer songwriter, pianist, violinist, recording artists & humanitarian — began her musical career early. Her heritage as a multi-ethnic performance artist (African American, Cherokee Indian, Italian & Egyptian) has influenced her music and she collaborates widely here in NYC and around the world. She has performed at the UN and is active with Make A Wish charities.
Lamboginny a.k.a. Yinka Lawanson — Nigerian afro-dancehall recording artist, social & environmental justice activist— has served as AFI Representative at the UN in Vienna and New York, using his voice to advocate for prison reform across the world. He is the Ambassador to Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), founded by President Barack Obama. Lamboginny recently presented at the 68th United Nations Civil Society Forum 2019 in SLC.
Ricky Kej — Indian composer, music producer, environmentalist — was awarded the Excellence and Leadership award (2016) as a global humanitarian artist at the UN Headquarters and performed excerpts from Shanti Samsara live in the UN General Assembly Hall, declaring, ”… I want to state the obvious … Climate change is real … Climate change is human induced. Climate change is affecting us all … and our actions affect countries on the other side of the world.” Ricky is a Grammy® Award-Winning Composer, Billboard #1 Artist (USA), United Nations “Global Humanitarian Artist”, UNESCO – Global Ambassador for Kindness, Adj. Professor NIAS (at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) and UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter”.