Alok defends his presentation at the UN: “It wouldn’t make sense without the indigenous people” – Who

Alok (Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Alok, 31, is increasingly engaged in the defense of indigenous peoples. Last weekend, the DJ made a presentation to promote the environmental agenda and the ancestral culture of native peoples of Brazil at the 77th United Nations General Assembly, on the rooftop of the institution’s headquarters in New York, United States. In an interview for Whohe spoke about the experience and defended the presence of the Indians in his show.

“I went there and stayed only 48 hours and came back. The General Assembly Week was happening at the UN and one of the most important issues is the issue of climate change. For me, it would not make sense for me to go without the indigenous people for them to talk about this issue “, declares the Brazilian, who paid for all the expenses and procedures necessary for them to go to the important event abroad.

“The Alok Institute made an effort to bring them and them to be heard around the world. It was very interesting, because we also performed. Listening to indigenous music is a way of amplifying their voice”, believes the artist, creator of O Futuro é Ancestral program, an initiative by the Alok Institute and the Global Compact, a UN platform to encourage companies to adopt practices that promote sustainable growth and citizenship, which Globo is a signatory to.

Alok at an event with indigenous groups in the United States (Photo: Dave Kotinsky/ Getty Images)

Alok at an event with indigenous groups in the United States (Photo: Dave Kotinsky/ Getty Images)

Alok at an event with indigenous groups in the United States (Photo: Dave Kotinsky/ Getty Images)

“When we are not aware of something, it is normal for us to make mistakes, however when we become aware of it, it is no longer a mistake, but a choice. Today we are in New York, during the week of United Nations General Assembly, where representatives of all nations will debate major global issues, including the climate change agenda. @institutoalok and the UN Global Compact have joined forces to bring leaders and artists from different indigenous peoples to a debate about a really sustainable future. We will end our participation with a very special performance with songs from our album The Future is Ancestral. It is the voice of the forest that the world needs to hear through indigenous songs,” Alok said at the time.

Internationally recognized, the DJ is used to traveling by jet constantly. But that doesn’t stop him from having some scares with flights. In 2018, Alok had to make an emergency landing in Juiz de Fora (MG) and, in 2019, he had an even bigger scare on the way to Salvador (BA), which he recalled during his return to the Bahian capital at the Salvador Fest, on Sunday (18), the day after arriving from the United States.

“I had never felt the turbulence of hitting my head on the roof of the plane. It was at this level that the stop was. Just by landing and being alive, I was already too happy. I couldn’t even think about the show, because when I was on the ground, I understood the dimension of the we passed in the air and the damage that the rain did. It was a miracle. I even played for 10 minutes, but the rain started to flood and we had to stop, thinking about everyone’s safety, even the audience with that incredible energy”, he says. , father of Ravi and Raika, with Romana Novais.

Alok is one of the confirmed attractions of the 2022 Virada Festival in Salvador and promises to deliver a great show to the public. “I will make the effort to present the same Rock in Rio show at the Virada Salvador Festival. Obviously we have some logistical challenges, but I will deliver as much as the Salvador public deserves. My Bahian fans have a unique energy and they also deserve this experience”, he praises.

Alok (Photo: João Pedro Martins)

Alok (Photo: João Pedro Martins)

Alok and family (Photo: Personal archive)

Alok and family (Photo: Personal archive)


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