I had no idea that trees generate their own beat! Derek Sherley, a bioacoustic engineer, and his team were apparently able to extract rhythm out of Lebanese cedars in the Barouk forest. I don’t really know how they did it but apparently it is authentic. Those raw beats were then used by Ribal Rayess (DJ ESC) and Jade Hazim (Jad Jazzy Jay), two local DJs, to create an electro/house track entitled “3000 years” in reference to the cedar’s age.
The track is being sold for a minimum of $3 but, you can donate more and all the proceeds go to cedar conservation in Lebanon. This great initiative saw life through the support of the Lebanese Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
The track is maybe not my favourite but the simple fact that it is based on Lebanese cedars’ rhythms makes it quite special!