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Various Artists - A Guide To The Birdsong Of South America
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Various Artists

A Guide To The Birdsong Of South America

Rhythm Roots

Released: 16th March 2015 | 10 track latin america album

'A Guide to the Birdsong of South America', is a crowd-funded album of music inspired by

birdsong. Some of South America's most talented young musicians and producers

including Dengue Dengue Dengue, Chancha Via Circuito and Psilosamples, used the

recorded song of an endangered species from their country and created an original track.

The album aims to raise awareness about the plight of these birds and also to raise funds

for those working to protect them. All proceeds will be donated to a pair of Ecuadorian

NGO birding charities, the Fundación Jocotoco and Aves y Conservación.

The album will be a diverse snapshot of the region's new sound, taking in seven South

American countries from Brazil to Chile and ten artists, from the much hyped digital

Peruvian cumbia of Dengue Dengue Dengue to Argentinian rhythm trio Tremor. French

born Nicola Cruz has worked with electronica whizz Nicolas Jaar, and has now returned to

his roots in Ecuador, making this project close to him in every sense of the word.

The birdsong and the story of these 11 unique birds became the building block for each

track in a myriad of different ways by each artist. Some used the song as a sample

throughout, others incorporated it into the background while some even transformed the

birds into a synthesizer! Others also took inspiration from the bird itself, its colours, its

form, its threatened situation or its habitat.

Environmental activist and passionate bird enthusiast Robin Perkins' global music

blog Rhythm and Roots have been able to fund the production, mastering and distribution

of this unique project through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign in the summer of


It is hoped that this project will not only celebrate great music but also the majesty of these

species and the need to protect them; as Robin Perkins states