Global Notes: Wapapura, A Solar Powered Music Studio

A screengrab of one of Wapapura's livestreams featuring Miguel Hiroshi and Joaquin Sanchez playing a gourd drum and flute into the water.
A screengrab of one of Wapapura's livestreams featuring Miguel Hiroshi and Joaquin Sanchez playing a gourd drum and flute into the water.
A screengrab of one of Wapapura's livestreams featuring Miguel Hiroshi and Joaquin Sanchez playing a gourd drum and flute into the water.
A screengrab of one of Wapapura's livestreams featuring Miguel Hiroshi and Joaquin Sanchez playing a gourd drum and flute into the water.

Global Notes: Wapapura, A Solar Powered Music Studio

This segment originally aired in February 2015. Hear it here.

On this week’s Global Notes we get a look at a solar-powered music studio. 

Wapapura is a mobile sound system and recording studio that is able to record in previously inaccessible settings like the Amazonian rainforest and a 9th-century monastery in Spain. 

The power of the sun also helps stream via satellite to the internet, as a means of sharing the connection between music and nature to a global audience.