PARVATI SINGS AT THE NORTH POLE
As part of raising awareness about the need to protect the Arctic, and building momentum towards MAPS (Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary), Parvati.org has launched two music videos with ecological themes. They contain footage from the northernmost musical performance ever, by Parvati at the magnetic North Pole in 2010. A documentary of this journey, undertaken to raise awareness about the melting polar ice, and the extraordinary events that followed, is in pre-production.
Parvati sings “You Gotta Believe” at the North Pole. Written on the day the twin towers fell in 2001 and also performed by Parvati at Madison Square Gardens, this song is an expression of Parvati’s heartfelt belief in the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Parvati sings “911-1-L-O-V-E,” a song about waking up to the emergency we are in, and recognizing the power of love. It underscores the consequence of human greed, as we face our planet’s ice caps melting. Not everyone is aware that climate change is an emergency, yet if it continues unchecked, a day may come when we pick up the phone to call for help, and the only help remaining is the reality of One Love.
THE NORTH POLE AND THE MELTING ICE CAPS
THE ALBEDO EFFECT
As the polar ice caps melt, sea levels and ocean temperatures rise, heating up the planet. Heated waters mean damaged ecosystems and loss of animal habitat, endangering life and increasing the likelihood of natural disasters such as hurricanes. Since three-quarters of the world’s megacities sit on coastlines, a rising sea level threatens the way of life for nearly half of the world’s population.
WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Charged with a sincere intention and willingness to serve, Parvati made the courageous journey to the most northern Canadian soil: a small, desolate island in the Arctic Ocean known as Ward Hunt Island, just kilometers from the magnetic North Pole and 196 kms from 90 degrees North.
There, as the first ever to perform at the Magnetic North Pole, Parvati offered her songs, prayers and healing to the planet to help raise awareness of the global ecological impact of the melting polar ice caps.
The message from Inuit and other Northern Canadian residents was unanimous: please tell the South that the ice is melting, the animals are fewer and people are suffering – stop polluting.
Parvati shares her experiences on her blog:
SINCE THE NORTH POLE
Parvati’s North Pole mission illustrated the vulnerability and importance of this part of the planet. It has led to the development of an upcoming documentary film about the North Pole journey, her online magazine to bring together the conscious community, an upcoming music album and accompanying live show – all in gratitude to the Earth.