Sepultura Collaborates with Orchestra to Raise Awareness about Endangered Brazilwood

Brazilian extreme metal band Sepultura will perform with Brazil’s Orquestra Experimental de Repertório to bring attention to the plight of brazilwood, which is in danger of extinction due to its popularity as a material for violin bows and other stringed instruments. According to a post on, the two unlikely partners will be playing a benefit show on Saturday, April 16 in São Paulo.

In a YouTube video, Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser explains that he learned about the plight of brazilwood from the documentary The Music Tree. The film’s director, Otavio Juliano, approached Kisser about joining forces with the Orquestra Experimental de Repertório.

The Instituo Verde Brasil will replant 1000 brazilwood trees on behalf of the April 16 concert. For more information, please check out this video featuring Kisser and Brazilian conductor Maestro Jamil Maluf.

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