New Compilation Takes Inspiration From, and Raises Money For, South America’s Birds10 March, 2015
Following their successful Kickstarter campaign, Rhythm and Roots recently released A Guide to the Birdsong of South America, a brand new compilation featuring some of South America’s most interesting musicians and producers.
The album was conceived by Robin Perkins (aka El Búho) to combine two of his greatest passions, global bass and bird conservation (admittedly not the most common of bedfellows). Hence, for the release Robin asked some of his favourite South American musicians – including Dengue Dengue Dengue!, Tremor, Alessandra Leão, Nicola Cruz and Matanza – to remix original recordings of endangered South American birds acquired with the help of Xeno Canto. Money was raised for the compilation through Kickstarter, which paid for all the production costs. This means that all of the profits from the release – which is available on vinyl and digitally – will go towards the actual conservation of these species. It’s a perfect circle of great music being appreciated by great people to save great birds (or something like that?!)
Other artists to feature on the compilation include Psilosamples, Algodón Egipcio, Chancha Via Circuito, Lulacruza and Barrio Lindo. You can find out more information about the release at rhythmandrootsblog.com/label/birdsong
A Guide to the Birdsong of South America is available directly from Rhythm and Roots
You can listen to the compilation below:
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