People To Watch Vol. 1

Today we're kicking off a new series highlighting people and companies we love. In today's post we're telling you about a rad musician you've got to hear, an incredible Instagram account you must follow, and an awesome company working to protect our national parks.

Marvelous Musicians: William Onyeabor

This Nigerian funk master was virtually unknown in the states until recently when Talking Heads' founder, David Byrne, set out on a five-city tour, dubbed Atomic Bomb! while also releasing a compliation of Onyeabor's work titled, "World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who is WIlliam Onyeabor?". His anti-war lyrics and female backed vocals add the necessary spice to round out his unique use of synthesizers and reggae-funk guitar. Listen to one of his tracks below.

 

Incredible Instagrams: @francismallman

Francis Mallman is a modern gaucho from Argentina who is currently sharing his boat trip down the Rio Corriente in the Northeastern region of his home country. Mallman's specialty is open-fire cooking and his profile is a celebration of all the beautiful ways you can grill without a grill. He has a book, "Mallman on Fire" coming out later this year. Be sure to follow him on Instagram here.

 

Cool Companies: ParksProject.us

Lead by their motto, "Leave it better than you found it," Parks Project sells a variety of goods that support trail maintenance in our country's national parks. Sevag Kazanci heads up the environmentally-conscious company that produces products locally, which "allow us to act out our passion of organizing volunteer days, mobilizing others to volunteer, educating a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts on current events, and most importantly voting on key initiatives that affect our parks." Do your part and help the parks! Check them out at www.parksproject.us.