Geoversity is a worldwide artistic community based out of the 11,000 acre Mamoní Valley Preserve, in Panama.
The collective of musicians, visual artists, dancers, healers and educators collaborate on nature-inspired works that promote the conservation of our vital, fragile swath of rainforest deemed one of the top 20 ecological hotspots on Earth.
"There's a rhythm and an order to nature. There's also an order to music, one that emanates from the human heart and spirit. I think it's fantastic that through Geoversity people are able to draw this parallel."
- Jazz legend Herbie Hancock
Geoversity's new Southern California hub
Renaissance Heart performs @ Geoversity’s Borrego Institute for Living Design
Think Tanglewood in the Jungle Of panama
In the Summer of 2008, through mutual friends, I found myself at a fundraiser in Brentwood, CA for a non profit that was somehow going to use the arts to save 11,000 acres of ecologically rich and therefore quite important rainforest in The Central Mamoni Valley of Panama. At the fundraiser, were Jazz luminaries Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter along with Danilo and Patricia Perez who were Skypeing from Panama. All are huge supporters of the cause. Needless to say, I found the evening to be quite exhilarating. The night was capped off by a talk from Nathan Gray, the Executive Director of Geoversity He was extremely enthusiastic and painted a picture of a beautiful land that was in need of help from concerned environmental activists. I knew right then and there that I needed to get involved with this project.