Three years in the making, inspired by his deep love for the natural environment and sharing the story of an emergent regenerative culture empowering the earth and its people, Byron-based activist, eco-educator and roots musician Manoa is launching his EP at 5 Church Street on May 25.
Manoa is taking the new EP on an Australian national tour before heading overseas to tour the album in Europe. Audiences will be treated to Manoa's uplifting reggae grooves and laid-back folk melodies combining soulful vocals and conscious lyrics while supporting a great cause with 10 per cent of EP sales from the tour being donated to ocean warriors, Positive Change for Marine Life.
The official video release for album title track, 'Change is in the Air', featuring Bobby Alu on drums, also debuted April 3.
As an ambassador for Stradbroke's Pacific Island Earth School, motivated by his lifelong desire to be of service to people and nature, Manoa's music has been inspired by his participation at the Bentley Blockade and other eco-activism sites around the globe, with each track on the EP speaking to his deep reverence for the earth, yearning for personal and cultural transformation, as well as the desire to bring more joy, fun and presence to life.
His first single from the album, 'The Water Song', received worldwide acclaim in 2016 about the importance of clean water, and each of the tracks released since speak to reclaiming sustainability and co-creating a new collective narrative connected to country, community and protecting wild places.