courtesy of Ana Paula Machado Mendes dos Reis

Ana Paula Machado Mendes dos Reis

This green goddess rushes to the rescue of forests in Mozambique…

Coordinates: Mozambique

courtesy of Armenia Nercessian de Oliveira

Armenia Nercessian de Oliveira

An ambassador for the arts, Armenia works to link the world’s artisans with a global audience.

Coordinates:

courtesy of Liu Sola

Liu Sola

Experience the haunting sounds of this counter-culture creatrix.

Coordinates: China | United States

courtesy of Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright

It all started with a couple pet monkeys in Brooklyn, New York… these days, primatologist Patricia Wright is more likely to be found in the rain forests of Madagascar.

Coordinates: Finland | Madagascar | United States

Mari Kaasinen

Her group Varttina, with roots reaching back to her toddler days, is now garnering an international reputation for its unique blend of contemporary folk music and Karelian and Finno-Ugric “runo songs.” When she’s not performing, she’s teaching and passing on regional musical traditions to local kids.

Coordinates: Finland



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