Fresh from quarantining in the Loire Valley, French DJ duo Chambord prepare for a 1-hour livestream at 7PM CET/1PM EST from a scenic UNESCO site with a 20-piece orchestra to benefit Bye Bye Plastic. The event aims to raise funds and awareness to eliminate single use plastic use at music festivals and venues. Dance4ACause is rallying fans to dance during the livestream, and post videos on Facebook or Instagram, tagging #Dance4acause and #PlasticFreeParty.
“After everything, including clubs shut down due to COVID, we felt really hopeless. We were sad that we wouldnt be able to see our fans, and do what we love the most. After giving it some creative thought, we decided to create something special… something that no one has done before… well, at least in COVID. We thought of a way of expressing ourselves that was far from the ordinary, and that would bring us closer to our fans. So, in an effort to re-engage with our crowd, to give some feeling of the pre covid times, we went to the place where we grew up, and created this beautiful experience in collaboration and with the support of Bye Bye Plastic”
While in quarantine in France, Chambord did livestreams for Abracadabra and RemoteBurn which helped them plan how they wanted to produce the event. Creating an amazing experience for fans around the world from such a beautiful locale required two months of planning due to getting the approval to perform from the UNESCO site.
‘I love Chambord’s music; they’re released on ABRACADABRA Records and recently they smashed it on our ABRA Festival on Twitch’ Vivie-Ann Bakos says. ‘It’s awesome having them as Bye Bye Plastic Eco Warriors bringing the #PlasticFreeParty to France and fans all around the world! One of the biggest things we’ve learnt through Lockdown as artists is that CONNECTION with our community is everything, and we can do this so powerfully virtually now!’
Dance4ACause is a non-profit promotion team of music lovers and festival goers who support Bye Bye Plastic’s mission to spread positivity and help end single-use plastic at festivals. “I was in Tulum December 2019 and saw plastic all over the pristine beach which I learned came from 58 countries that drift to the shores of Mexico. I spent most of my morning walks picking up plastic from the beach-inspired by an Instagram post from Blondish”, says Cecilia Pagkalinawan, founder of Dance4aCause. “There is so much negative news on social media right now, dragging people down. We aim to make music fans and their friends feel better by injecting happy people dancing all over their feeds”. Fans who post videos of themselves dancing on Facebook and Instagram to Chambord’s music tagging #plasticfreeparty @wearechambord and #dance4acause will raise funds which will benefit @byebyeplasticlife. Virtual goods such as personalized posters and flyers and tickets to a zoom dance party can also be purchased on Dance4aCause.live’s DONATE page.
To learn more about Bye Bye Plastic: @byebyeplasticlife on Instagram and Bye Bye Plastic on Facebook and website.
To follow Chambord: @wearechambord on Instagram, Chambord Music on Facebook, Chambord Music on Twitch