Five years ago, a group of passionate volunteers formed an ambitious non-profit organization whose sole purpose was to create awareness for Peru’s natural resources. But, how could they create an alternative environment capable of attracting individuals while still promoting a positive message of environmental understanding?
Throw a massive party, brimming with artistic talent and individuality, obviously.
That’s how Selvamonos was born, and over the years it has grown into a hulking festival of music and art, with a strong emphasis on the importance of Mother Nature. Brandishing a title that screams, “welcome to the jungle,” the annual festival has been host to a myriad of extraordinary musical acts, as well as a handful of creative artisans.
Since its inception, the party has taken place in Oxapampa, always on the precipice of the grey winter; however, last year the Selvamonos team decided to try something a bit different. Instead of having just one festival, why not have three? Taking place in three different sections of the country, and spanning over six months, the traveling festival was a smash hit. With over 3,000 people in attendance at First Stop alone last year, it only made sense to do it all over again, and this year’s pre-fest is shaping up to be another wild bash!