Voices of the Rainforest film release celebrating Earth Day 2020
April 22, 2020
Earth Day 1991 saw the launch of the original Voices of the Rainforest CD at Skywalker Sound in an event featuring producer Mickey Hart, recordist Steven Feld, and Rainforest Action Network director Randy Hayes. Ever since then Voices has been part of yearly events honoring Earth Day, allowing people worldwide to listen in to the sound world of the Bosavi rainforest in Papua New Guinea. Last year, Earth Day 2019, a screening at Meyer Sound's Pearson Theater kicked off a year of previews of the new 7.1 surround sound Voices of the Rainforest film in the USA, Canada, Italy, UK, Greece, Germany, Australia, and Papua New Guinea, where Feld took the film back to Bosavi. And Earth Day's 50th anniversary in 2020 is the perfect moment for DER to release the film for streaming, and in a deluxe edition 150 page photobook with an introduction by Mickey Hart, the 7.1 immersive film on BluRay, and a second edition CD.
Watch the film at home or for educational and community use. Information and previews at: https://store.der.org/voices-of-the-rainforest-p1025.aspx
Learn more about the original recordings here. https://folkways.si.edu/voices-of-the-rainforest/world/music/album/smithsonian