Who'd have thought Lebanon's cedars could actually root out loud for their own preservation?
The country's Ministries of Environment and Education have helped a team of bioacoustic engineers extract the natural sounds emitted in the Barouk Forest by a cedar tree, the endangered national symbol of Lebanon. They then let Beirut-based DJ ESC work his mixing magic to produce a House track called "3000 Years" — a reference to the age of the trees, writes Lebanon's French-speaking daily L'Orient-Le Jour
To accompany this internal biological pulse, amateur singer Marlène Jaber's sings in Arabic "Remember when we used to play under the cedar."
You can buy the track on iTunes here — all proceeds go to the "Save the Music | Save the Cedars" campaign for the preservation of cedars in Lebanon.
Listen to "3000 Years" here:
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