Circle the World (with Jane Goodall)
by Dana Lyons & Jane Goodall
Description: "Circle the World contains six stories told by Jane Goodall and six songs by Dana Lyons including a song about Jane Goodall's United Nations project to encourage folks all over the world to celebrate world peace day (Sept 21) by making and carrying giant peace dove puppets in a huge global celebration of peace.
United Nations Day of Peace
When I heard Dr. Jane Goodall describe her vision that one day there will be so many people carrying giant peace doves that one will be able to see them from space via satellite, I thought, that's the wildest thing I've ever heard! I love it! We have to do it!
We will achieve peace some day. Our survival depends on it. It may take ten years, or 30 years or 341 years, but one day the global community will evolve into a sustainable culture that lives in peace, that respects all the world's peoples and creatures. Holding a giant worldwide peace dove parade and celebration once a year will help remind us of our quest. --Dana Lyons"
Review(s): "Few people on earth top Jane Goodall for having both an important message and the scientific and moral authority to command attention and assent; few musical stars write or sing or live with the committed passion of Dana Lyons. Circle the World is a startling pairing, and a powerful CD. Goodall shares six stories from her life's work with chimpanzees and ecological preservation in Africa that have, as their moral, the lesson that as the jungle and the chimps go, so go we all. She sees the planet's fate in the frightened eyes of baby chimps, and African children; in the bewilderment of animals in zoos, and our human elders. These visions are shared by Dana Lyons, who intersperses the stories with solo, acoustic performances that hammer out danger, hammer out a warning. He is working in the same vein that was heard on much of his recent album, Ride the Lawn: urgent warnings to kick the bad habits that destroy each other and ourselves. Production and packaging are first rate, and of course the Jane Goodall Institute benefits. --Tom Petersen, Victory Review
I have aired most of Circle the World on KMUN over the past two weeks. Fabulous, very moving and powerful, both Jane's and your words and your music. Thanks so much for continuing to create and produce what we need to hear. --Carol Newman, KMUN, Oregon