A group of artivists, that's a blend of artists and activists, from across Virginia, is sending a musical message about two natural gas pipelines under construction here. They’re called the SUN SING collective. And, they used solar power to record a new, ‘no-pipeline’ anthem at locations along the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline routes.
BJ Brown and Lily Bechtel sang this original song about natural gas pipelines, from inside a pipe along the route
“We saw these pipes just rusting and I told Lily, I said, well, since the pipes are here, let’s make it useful.”
The SUN SiNG collective stopped at several locations to record music, out of a cargo van powered by solar panels, on its roof, for a concert at the end of this month. Executive Producer, Graham Smith-White created the Sun Bus. Kay Ferguson is Co-Producer.
“It is going to be a night of inspiring art and call to action, as a state to unite the community resisting the Mountain Valley and the Atlantic Coast Pipelines to act together.”
They’ll debut the new anti-pipeline anthem April 26th at Jefferson Theater, on the downtown mall in Charlottesville.