The situation throughout the Amazon Basin is dire as indigenous peoples suffer from illness, lack of food, medical supplies and income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical infrastructure is more or less collapsed in many regions and jungle communities are left largely to fend for themselves.
FOLK MEDICINE was put together as an umbrella fundraising concert to support multiple direct relief campaigns already underway throughout the Amazon. One thousand people can join in on Zoom at tiered donation levels or watch for free on Facebook live. We aim to raise $150k to be spread out to underfunded campaigns and relief efforts in need of additional support.
Many of us have been touched by the blessings of Amazonian wisdom traditions, or at the very least, recognize the importance of reciprocity for the guardians of this vital organ of our planet – the Amazon Rain Forest. The artists are generously offering their talent and platforms to raise awareness and funds to offer immediate assistance with 100% of donations given to finance direct relief on the ground, and in many cases, directly to indigenous families.