Monday, December 4, 2023

'Earthwaves' Out Now

‘Earthwaves’ revisits four of Kenny Young’s most famous songs, with a live recording of ‘Under the Boardwalk’ and a reworking of ‘Spirit of the Forest’ headlining this album. The other eight tracks come from some of Kenny’s best friends, reflecting the rich diversity of the human spirit. Celebrating the glory of life on earth, they call for an end to our war against nature.

Please download Earthwaves and ask your friends to do the same. Any sales receipts will help to fund APE’s work, which is dedicated to a world where all life can thrive."

Herbert Girardet, May East and Joel Young
Trustees, Artists Project Earth

‘Out Now on Spotify and Bandcamp’,

When APE founder Kenny Young died in April 2020, we entered a state of dormancy. Kenny inspired many of the world’s leading artists to donate hit songs to APE, whilst allowing him to add new Cuban and African backing tracks. The albums we released since 2005 supported 480 campaigns, events, actions and educational projects globally, as well as disaster relief. They are still for sale here.

Now, the ‘War Against Nature’/ ‘I Am The Ocean’ EP is a new departure for APE. Rather than relying on rock stars, the songs speak for themselves. They send out the message that it is time to make peace with nature. We must do everything we possibly can to regenerate nature, and to put pressure on politicians, financiers and business leaders to counter climate change and pollution.

The EP is our first new music project. Shortly we’ll also release the 12-track EarthWaves album. It’s all about our interdependence with all life on land and in the sea. You’ll enjoy its rich variety of sounds. Please buy the EP and the album, tell your friends about them, and help us with our work!

Herbert Girardet and May East, trustees, Artists Project Earth

Projects APE Supported


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Spirit of the Forest & Tetiana Hern

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