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Rock in Rio Launches Amazon Reforestation Project

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, August 27th in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas in Brazil, Rock in Rio officially launched its new environmental project, Amazônia Live. According to organizers, goals for the project include planting over one million trees on four hundred hectares of cleared forest area in the Rio Xingu (Xingu River) headwaters.

To mark the launch of the project, Rock in Rio organized a concert on a floating stage on the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river. Performers included Ivete Sangalo, Plácido Domingo, Andreas . . .

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