Blue Dot Event -
Enola Gay Challenge

The Challenge: Reproduce Enola Gay🎵, a song by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, in any manner that is close to your heart and/or talents. Could this be the sentence?

Time: 8:15 a.m.

Location: Site-specific

Format: Any creative art form

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【Enola Gay Challenge| HeroesToo】

Are you itching to show off your flare for music? Want to do this in a way that will save the world? Be the earth's superhero and get involved in a competition that combines the two!

 

Music is the gateway to our heart and soul. It drives our emotions and our actions: the lyrics of Enola Gay is a reminder of our past and the fragility of what you love can be wiped out in a fraction of a second. Humanity is under threat. Global climate change, pollution, poverty, and wars undermine civilisation. Cities and/or places we love might be gone if today we fail to act.

 

You will have the opportunity to submit your own version of the song 'Enola Gay' in a place dear to your heart. Each entry will be your unique submission and will contribute to the global climate movement through the charity HeroesToo.

We cannot go back to prevent Enola Gay, but we can be pro-active to lessen the chance of us, human beings destroying ourselves in the future.

Back in the late 70's, a band called Orchestral Manouvres in the dark released Enola Gay, with the lyrics as follows, “it's 8:15. And that's the time that its always been. We got your message on the radio, conditions normal and you're coming home.”


Enola Gay was the plane that dropped the first Atomic Bomb at 8:15am on Hiroshima.

What would you say if I were to ask you to be the first musician to play a rendition of the song “Enola Gay” at 8:15am at a place where it matters most to you?
How would you feel if a collection of entries titled: 8:15am Paris, 8:15am Kiev, 8:15am Tokyo etc, appeared alongside your video with different musicians submitting their own interpretations?

So what is special about this song? This movement is a reminder that civilization is more fragile then we realise. What you love can be wiped out in a fraction of a second. Humanity is under threat. Global climate change, pollution, poverty, and wars undermine civilization. Cities and/or places we love might be gone if today we fail to act. We cannot go back to prevent Enola Gay, but we can be proactive and reduce the chance of us, human beings, destroying our planet.
All that we have, all that we love and hate is confined in this green earth, the pale blue dot floating in space, the beautiful, spectacular blue dot which is our only home.

 
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