Enigmatic world music outfit HEILUNG are now announcing their collaboration to the ‘Operation Amazonia’ project, which was recently launched by GOJIRA whose mission is to fight for the struggle of the local indigenous people of the Amazon. HEILUNG are now offering selected items for auction, to help raise money for the project.
The band comments: “Drum for Trees
Dear Brothers and Sisters.
We’ve all known this for some time: The rainforest is about to end.
So, when our colleagues in GOJIRA asked us to take part in their Operation Amazonia, an online auction by bands and artists to collect money for the people trying to protect what’s left, it was an easy YES. Of course. We love trees, they eat carbon and sh*t air, what’s not to like..?
We are therefore auctioning two items that are very dear and personal to us:
1 The frame drum:
We will build and decorate a custom shamanic frame drum similar to the ones we use during our rituals on stage and at home. The drum will be built from the ground up with uttermost care, love, and respect for this and the other side, exactly as our own drums.
2 The broken skin of the drum that started it all:
After our ritual on Wacken we were heartbroken to witness the death of our most belloved frame drum when a random stage technician accidentally stepped on it in the dark backstage. It has been hanging wounded on the wall at Kai´s home ever since, waiting to do its last magic and its final voyage. It feels natural to us that this once beating heart of ours now maybe can help protect a tiny corner of the breathing lungs of this earth.
The auction ends in 9 days. If your wealth allows it, go spend it here.
Remember, that we all are brothers
All people, beasts, trees and stone and wind
We all descend from the one great being
That was always there
Before people lived and named it
Before the first seed sprouted
More info about Operation Amazonia is explained by GOJIRA frontman Joe Duplantier in the video below.