An Album of Bondian Birds and Bird Songs
I just came across an album that blends electronic music with the sounds of endangered birds in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.
The album's producers write:
"For the album we chose 10 endangered or threatened bird species and challenged 10 of our favorite producers or musicians from the region. Working with the Xeno Canto birdsong community and the Macaulay Library, we sourced a recording of each bird’s song. Each artist was then asked to create an original piece of music inspired by the bird and its song."
What's more, 100% of the profits from the album will go to organizations working to protect these birds, including a new favorite of mine, Birds Caribbean.
My favorite is "Black Catbird," by the Garifuna Collective. Reminded me of Belize and the wonderful times I had there.
My guess is the real James Bond would have loved the last song, Ferminia, featuring the call of Cuba's Zapata Wren, a bird near and dear to him.
The writeup to the right is from Bond's 1936 edition of Birds of the West Indies. Note the local name for the wren.
You can learn more about the album here.