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16th June 2022

‘Yellow-casqued hornbill’ by Wau Wau Collectif & Lamine Cissokho.

Taken from the compilation album A Guide to the Birdsong of Western Africa, released today on Shika Shika. A Guide to the Birdsong of Western Africa is the latest in the label’s series of albums inspired by the song of endangered birds, created to raise awareness and funds for their protection. 

Each album focuses on one region of the world, with Shika Shika challenging ten artists from the thriving local music scene to create a piece of music using, and inspired by, the song of a regional threatened species. 

All of the profits from the albums are donated to local organisations working to save these species and their habitats.

Find more information about the project here.