March 17, 2020
By Pamela Berns
Inspired by the Environmental Movement, Boyan Slat & The Ocean Cleanup project, and teenager activist Greta Thunberg, composer Martin Vejarano created “Stop Go.” This new music video, performed by the Cumbia River Band, is an energetic and danceable invitation for environmental action around the world. “It conveys an urgent message and proposes a paradigm shift,” says Martin, “to honor Mother Nature over the comfort and the reckless consumerism displayed by contemporary humans.”
You can’t help singing along with the lyrics of this spirited plea for our planet, with a musical style that draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia. Featuring artists on tuba, clarinet, accordian, guitar, Colombian percussion and vocals, this Cumbia in English invites all to dance and take action.