Planet People Movement
PROJECT #1
Biologists
Musicians
Creative Artists
Species Survival Groups  
and Tribal Preservation leaders are all coming together to save the drill baboon.

Neftali  after researching the baboon "Drill leucophaeus", found out they were  the #1 endangered primate in Africa. Neftali feels he has spiritually connected with the Drills and their Plight. He reached out and found a hand full of people that feel the same way he does about helping the Drill. Together they are trying to keep the Drills from going extinct:

Liza Gadsby and Peter Jenkins  from "Pandrillus" ranch.
Although they never have met in person yet,  Liza, Peter, and Neftali have had an understanding and bond for years. Neftali has made a commitment to Pandrillus to spread the knowledge of the Drills plinth.

Gail Hearn Ph.D. who heads up the Bioko project, Bioko being one of the only places Drills are still spotted in the wild.

Rolland Wolf,  Drill keeper at the Hannover Zoo in Germany. While touring in Europe in 1999 Neftali met his e-mail friend who also supports Pandrillus. The two  had a very good talk about the survival of  Drills and helping Liza and her Drills.  Rolland  follows Liza in successfully breeding drills in captivity with eighteen Drills.


Cathleen Cox                   Funkadrill             Manuel A. Mollinedo, LA Zoo Director
Cathleen Cox Ph.D., (head of animal research at the LA Zoo and is also a member of  S.S.P. and A.Z.A). Cathleen  has been consistent in educating Neftali about Drills. She's given him information about drill behavior and observation as well as news about Drills and Mandrills all over the world. Cathleen is also a stud book keeper of  Drills and Mandrills.

After compiling all Neftali had learned from his new found friends, he  envisioned the birth of "Funkadrill",  (Drill King of Rhythm). Funkadrill  vows to ware the mask of the Drill in remembrance of a slaughtered species and the hope of  their return back into the wild. With this vow comes the media challenge of educating a world before it is too late for the Drill.

Dr.  Ol Doenyo LAETOLI  le BAABA, Mhess, D. has traveled the globe seeking out primitive tribes on the brink of extinction. He lives with the tribes people learning their culture taking on all the piercings and tattoos that come with being a member of the tribe. He then records their history for preservation. Baaba also has a life time commitment trying to make a difference in the treatment of native man. Ol Doenyo will deliver "Message To Man" a song written by Neftali for the "Funkadrill's Lost Treasures" lp.

 
Funkadrill          Cordell Boogie Musson  (USA)               Pari           Neftali       Alvira  (Germany)

Neftali's new name, "Funkadrill" comes after reuniting with P-Funkers, Boogie Musson and Gary Shider. Neftali came-up with the name after a  recording session for "Save The Drill" project.  The session was the first time members from the two bands recorded together. The name is a blend between the two bands names the Funka from Funkadelic and the drill from Mandrill. Funkadrill:" All that funkin plus a great project too, it was my destiny to change my name". Funkadrill has had an ongoing relationship with most of the members of P-Funk over the years as specially Boogie. Funkadrill talked to Bernie Worrell, (the music Wizard behind P-Funk) recently about putting some of his magic on the Planet People CD and Bernie said he would love to do it so, look out, the boys about to unleash a Funk Bomb!!! The benefit  single is called "Drill Gonna Make Funky" and "Dance The Drill".
Funkadrill is forming a band called, "Planet People" to be the musical part of the "Planet People Movement" Project.
The Planet People are headed-up by Funkadrill and Mandrill's new guitarist, Marc Rey. Planet People is based on giving back to Planet Earth. Money is always needed for endangered people and animals all over the world. The Planet People's goal is to entertain as well as educate the public to causes in need of help and financially sap port them by donating 50% of funds generated by the movement ongoing.  
Funkadrill: "Marc Rey has been a ray of light in my life, I believe he was sent from above to help me with the movement".
The team is seeking out musicians from all over the world to be apart of the movement. If you feel you have been given a calling to serve and believe in giving back to the Planet through music, dance, and artistry mail the movement at:
The Narayan brothers (Figi) Funkadrill, Ol Doenyo, Norge Sweard (USA) w/Oban (Africa)
planetpeople@earthlink.net
Let us know how you feel you can help or write us and send a tape or copies of your art to:
Planet People Movement 6846 Reseda Blvd. #163 Reseda, CA. 91335