US Campaign For Burma
The United States Campaign for Burma is a U.S.-based membership organization
dedicated to empowering grassroots activists around the world to bring about an end
to the military dictatorship in Burma.
AAPPB - Assistance Association For Political Prisoners (Burma)
"Free Burma's Political Prisoners Now!"
Noa Winter Lazerus
Noa Winter Lazerus, wonderful being and highly gifted producer/ engineer/ composer/ writer/ musician is currently producing the next Durgas Album entitled "Burma".
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti, outstanding performer and spokesman for global change towards peace, has always been a great source for inspiration.
Project-Peace on Earth
Project-Peace on Earth is a worldwide telecast concert of Superstar musicians performing Sacred Music from the most mystical concert venues on the planet. This Six Hour Globally Telecast Musical Prayer scheduled for September 2009 is a daring idea to transform global consciousness, end world hunger, poverty, and provide food, clothing, shelter and safety for children. Executive Producer Steve Robertson invited The Durgas after attending their Concert in Los Angeles this January.
The Green Children
The Green Children Foundation is committed to helping the poor of the world, working with Professor Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, supporting microcredit, education and healthcare.
WeltKinderLachen is a local foundation based out of Rainer's hometown in bavaria. It advocates for the world's children. Its pupose is to bring children happines, to help them develop their own projects and realize their self set goals. Most important is the community spirit of the children and to further awareness of nature and environment. As ambassadors for WeltKinderLachen, The Durgas carry their message "United for our Children" around the world.
Pestalozzi Kinder- und Jugenddorf
Germany' s first children and orphan village in south-west Germany is a regular stop on The Durgas' European Tours. They performed and held a music workshop with kids and teenagers from the village and surrounding regions for the 60th anniversary of Pestalozzi Kinderdorf in 2007.
avistura Medienproduktion GmbH is a Film- and TV-Poduction-Company
located in Berlin. Co-founder Iris Stark is currently producing the
feature film "MAOMI" about the life of Maomi Neven du Mont, the mother
of Benjii and Christopher, using her huge family film-archive of over
Center for Conscious Creativity
The Center for Conscious Creativity (c3) is an organization dedicated to bridging the worlds of the arts and media-making with the exploration and pursuit of the numinous…towards deeper, richer meaning and expression in creation.
c3 is dedicated to creating community and providing a space for sharing information. As a member of c3, The Durgas' Producer Noa Winter Lazerus provided an inspiring network for common future projects.
Rock 'n Renew
Rock 'n Renew is a non-profit organization that helps students, businesses, activists, artists, and musicians live and act in sustainable ways. Recognizing the connection between the health of culture and the health of the planet, they use music, art and science to generate excitement about green solutions.
Carbon Offsetting in collaboration with The Rock ‘n Renew Foundation-
True Offsets are an essential part of the transition towards a sustainable planet.
Power to the Peaceful
Every year, renowned and outspoken musician and filmmaker Michael Franti and his group Spearhead – along with Guerrilla Management –present the 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The free music and arts festival is dedicated to social justice, non violence, coexistence and environmental sustainability and aimed to educate, enrage, enlighten and inspire. Meanwhile, since its initiation 10 years ago, the festival draws over 60,000 attendees.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the world’s largest and probably most renowned independent organisation for children. Only with the belief and engagement of the good spirits at Save the Children UK in Bangkok, The Durgas were able to realize their vision to play at Mae Sod (Thai-Burmese bordertown) during their Benefit Tour through Asia.
Grassroots HRED is working to promote education, human rights, and the development of safe, working environment for Burmese people in Thailand. Their projects are currently focused on the welfare and development of Burmese people in the tsunami-affected areas in southern Thailand. GHRE was the main NGO partner sponsoring The Durgas visit to Phang Nga.
Mumbai Mobile Creches
Mumbai Mobile Creches is a non-profit organization (NGO) specifically supporting the health, education and safety of children living on construction sites in Mumbai. It is rare for these kids to have the opportunity to leave their sites, and very rare for visitors to come. As the first foreign band, Benjii and Christopher performed in 7 centers within Mumbai. Over the past 37 years, it is estimated that Mobile Creches has run over 500 centres in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune and reached out to over 650,000 children.
Energy Autonomy is an ambitious cinema project, designed to show how people around the world can be supplied with 100% renewable energy. The film will convincingly document the ecological status quo of the earth. It will also show ways out of the collapse, caused by emissions, waste and political intrigues. The Durgas are very happy to announce that they are going to contribute to the soundtrack of the movie in colabioration with producer/engineer/musician Noa Winter Lazerus.
The Glowworms Education Foundation was created to address the limited educational opportunities existing in many public schools, often resulting from shortfalls in government funding.
Glowworms raises funds for programs that establish a broad base of educational activities for students, provide student support services, or facilitate parent and community involvement in public schools.
Luna Media is a non-profit production company dedicated to promoting a culture of peace, justice and sustainability. They produce films, videos, art and events that further these goals and aim to help other artists with similar values and projects in the production and distribution process.
Futurefarmers is a group of practitioners aligned through an open practice of making work that is relevant to the time and space surrounding us. Good friend Amy Francescini founded Futurefarmers in San Francisco in 1995, as a means to bring together multidisciplinary practitioners to create new work.
The Touareg Rock Poets from Mali are leaving us speechless. We are fans!
A Subtle Plague
The former band of Benjii and Christopher, A Subtle Plague (1984 - 1998), was one of the most intense live-bands from the 80s/90s underground movement, mixing Punk, Prog-Rock and Percussion with charismatic Singers Analucia Dasilva and Pat Ryan. Based out of San Francisco, they were touring Europe relentlessly with up to 194 shows per year.
The Cult Inside My Head
The Cult Inside My Head is the Solo-project of A Subtle Plague lead singer Pat Ryan, featuring Maurus and Maggi Fleischmann (A Drastic Measure).
Long-time friend Chuck Prophet just released his new album: Soap and Water
CESTA (Cultural Exchange Station in Tábor) is an international not-for-profit center established to foster cultural understanding and tolerance through the arts. Since 1993, CESTA has concentrated its efforts on international arts festivals, community projects, group exchanges, residencies, and the development of an informational global network for artists in all fields of artistic expression and cultural production.
Nuphobia Sound Studios
Nuphobia (Berlin) is the sound studio of old friend Phil Freeborn, where The Durgas recorded their latest albums.
This is Raphael' s personal home in the web.
Kronbali is specialized in primitive arts, antiques and ethnic jewelry originating from India, Afghanistan, Yemen and Indonesia.