A mix of endangered national birdsong and South American music talent
Take a bird enthusiast and a selection of South America’s most talented young artists, mix them together, and out pops one of this year’s most charming music projects. A Guide to the Birdsong of South America is the brainchild of Robin Perkins, editor of global sounds blog Rhythm and Roots.
Artists including Dengue Dengue Dengue and Chancha Via Circuito were challenged to choose two snippets of endangered national birdsong. The result is an inspiring mix of digital Peruvian cumbia and bass-heavy electronica that blends effortlessly with a quizzical Ecuadorian Jocotoco Antpitta. “Our aim is to combine art and activism… and raise awareness about the plight of these threatened birds,” says Perkins. Sales will go towards raising funds to protect these threatened species. Tweet Tweet.