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The Invisible Bee

The Invisible Bee is making this music as a response to the mess we find ourselves in as human beings in the 21st century. It speaks to the broken and the divine within all of us, and within our world, and opens a portal to feel, face and respond to all of it.

We are living in unprecedented times, faced with climate chaos, biological annihilation, deep political unrest, and many forms of violence against humans, animals, and our ecosystems.

Our music is apology, anger, truth, grief, hope, and call to action, all rolled into one — anthems, meditations and love songs for the climate movement and all who care for Mother Earth and all beings.

Our wish is that this music touches on the grief inherent in these human experiences, wakes us up to the truth of our inter-being and kinship, and inspires us to act and serve from a place of love.

Lead singer/songwriter Charity Kahn is a musician, mother, children’s music-and-movement teacher, and meditation teacher living in San Francisco. Daryn Roven is a recording engineer/producer, father, and guitar player. They are joined by Paul Lamb on bass and David Rokeach on drums, each of whom brings decades of incredibly funky musicianship.

When not making music for grown-ups, The Invisible Bee shows up as the beloved SF-based rock band Charity and the JAMband, performing music-and-dance concerts and making award-winning rock albums for children and families with themes of peace, kindness, Earth care, mindfulness, joy, and celebration of all life.

We hope you'll listen and share the music and the message.

Where did the name, "The Invisible Bee", come from?

The bee is an indicator species. Bees are dying all over the world in record numbers, due to climate change and pesticides. If bees don't survive, humans won't survive.

Bees are invisible in the face of our denial and delusion, which we cling to in order to continue on with life as is, business as usual. Bees are among the many species (200 of which go extinct every single day) that we refuse to see and acknowledge as integral parts of our ecosystems, our world, our home, our survival.

Bees are amazing creatures. They dance in order to communicate. They work in intense collaboration to provide for each other's needs. This all happens invisibly, quietly, under the radar. They transform ecosystems and provide food for the billions of creatures on the planet. Without thanks, and without attachment to outcome.

So, The Invisible Bee is a symbol both of what we are potentially losing if we stay blind, and what we stand to gain if we can wake up to the realities of our time, learn to work together for the greater good, and put in the effort it takes toward positive change, whether or not we have a guarantee that we can actually manifest it.

"It is our task to imprint this temporary, perishable earth into ourselves, so deeply, so painfully and passionately, that its essence can rise again, invisible, inside of us. We are the bees of the invisible. We wildly collect the honey of the visible, to store it in the great golden hive of the invisible.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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See the bee. Be the bee.