CORAL GUARDIANS is an initiative highlighting successful Coral Reef stewardship around the world.

We do this through integrated science and music events where individuals from all walks of life can meet and discuss constructive solutions for coral reefs and the people who depend on them.

Our goal is to let successful initiatives have an impact beyond the local scale and contribute to mutual learning globally.


Philippines 2011-2021


a long distance collaboration between Sweden 🇸🇪and the Philippines 🇵🇭

inspired by Greta Thunberg’s speech at the United Nations:


Hawai´i 2014-2017

Coral Guardians 3-year project in Hawai’i started by meeting Native Hawaiians, scientists, musicians,  NGO’s and students, followed by an event at the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium in Honolulu. The World Premiere of the Symphonic Tone Poem Kumulipo Reflections was performed by Kahu Aaron Mahi & Hawai´i Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta on April 1st & 2nd 2017. The 360 VR CORAL SYMPHONY was premiered at the Resilience Conference in Stockholm on August 21-23, 2017.

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Stockholm 2011

The first CORAL GUARDIANS activity was a benefit concert on October 14, 2011 in Stockholm to support the Danjugan Learning Center in the Philippines. More than 100 musicians and singers performed including UST Singers Philippines, Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser, S:t Johannes Kammarkör, Anders Paulsson, Malin Foxdal, Anna Christoffersson, Elise Einarsdotter, Olle Steinholtz, Power Strings, Daniel Elander, Coste Apetrea Band, Morgan Ågren, Svante Henryson performed.

Speakers included the Philippine Ambassador Ms. Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson and scientists Johan Rockström, Carl Folke, Per Olsson, Fredrik Moberg, Peter Raines, Magnus Nyström, Kajsa Garpe, Gerardo Ledesma and students from the Global College in Stockholm.

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Coral Guardians presented a benefit Concert for Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation at the Bacolod Jazzfest on February 17th 2017.

”Saving Our Seas” on February 3rd 2012 was a combined concert and seminar continuation of the Danjugan Benefit Concert and took place in Bacolod city in the Philippines. The event was co-organised together with the University of St. La Salle and the Philippine Reefs and Rainforest Conservation. Performers included Richard Bachinella, Dance Pull Company, Elohymn Orchestra, Rene Hinojales, Norma Garbanzos, Gerry Grey, The La Salle Chorale, Malignu, Maskara Theater Ensemble, Oying Osmena, Carlo Tiangson and the USLS-IS Seniors Drumbeaters, directed by Tanya Lopez.

Coral Guardians also presented a musical event in Barangay Bulata on December 5th, 2011. Neighbors who had not spoken to each other for a decade came together in celebration of their adjacent Coral Reef at Danjugan Sanctuary.

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Zanzibar 2013

Good energy and great potential at the first meeting for Coral Guardians Zanzibar at Dhow Countries Music Academy. “Music is the way forward in Zanzibar”. A future Music & Science event is being planned.

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