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Get a Copy of the
"Tree of Music" Video

The "Tree of Music" video, which was originally broadcast in 1992 on the US PBS Nature series and was instrumental in the founding of the ABCP, is available in DVD format from the UK charity, the Television Trust for the Environment (TVE). The TVE, to which the BBC has granted distribution rights for the film, offers the video for sale to interenational audiences  here.

mpingo film graphic.jpg (13532 bytes)Mpingo–
The Tree
That Makes Music

A BBC-TV VIDEO

The Mpingo tree is prized by musicians and woodworkers around the world. The future of the species, however, is under threat. Overharvesting of the wood and its habitat destruction are causing scientists to predict that it will soon be a threatened species. In this video, users of the wood, who consider it irreplaceable, express their apprehension that the precious resource may some day no longer be available for their use. Michael Gunton's exquisite documentary, the first of its kind, has brought the problem of Mpingo extinction to world attention. Included is a profile of the work of Sebastian Chuwa who is sponsoring replanting campaigns for Mpingo in Tanzania in hopes of insuring its future sustainability. This film was originally broadcast in 1992 on the US PBS Nature series and was the inspiration for the founding of the ABCP. (Credit for text and image: TVE website)


African Blackwood Conservation Project

P. O. Box 26 • Red Rock, TX 78662 • USA


So that

the song

of the

Tree of Music

will not go

silent...

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