This video features progressive singer-songwriter Colleen Kattau from Cortland,...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology October 05, 2017

This video features progressive singer-songwriter Colleen Kattau from Cortland, NY playing her song "May you find peace of mind." She played it in the booth of the Center for Amazon Community Ecology at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival this past August on her guitar equipped with her new anaconda model of the Amazon Guitar Strap. After the song, Colleen shares what using this fair-trade strap made by a native artisan from the Peruvian Amazon means to her.




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