A beautiful song in memory of Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres.
YT: In honour of Berta Cáceres's 50th birthday, Jófríður Ákadóttir (JFDR), Sandrayati Fay and Damien Rice wrote a song inspired by Berta's life and work.
Berta was a Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader who was murdered in 2016.
The injustice of her death feels like it became an emblem of strength for community to gather with unwavering defence in support of what she believed in, with a call for people to wake up to the importance of the protection of the environment.
All proceeds go to https://copinh.org
- the organisation founded by Berta in 1993.
English version of website: https://copinh.org/en/
Song For Berta
Written & Produced by:
JFDR - Voice, Piano, Clarinet
Sandrayati Fay - Voice
Damien Rice - Voice, Guitar
Choir - The choir is entirely made up of those who donated in their voices via social media - Thank you all!
Recorded by Josh Wilkinson at Studio Segl and at a wooden cabin in Iceland
Mixed by Ólafur Arnolds and Josh Wilkinson at Studio Segl
Mastered by Zino Mikorey
Cartoons - The Fake Pan
Video Editing - Erin Wajufos
'Berta Cáceres Flores: In her own words', JASS (Just Associates), Nobel Women's Initiative, Pamela Yates and Skylight, 2016
'Guardiana de los ríos', Jennifer Ávila, ERIC Radio Progreso and Madre Tierra Producciones, 2016
'Who Killed Berta Caceres?: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender's Battle for the Planet' by Nina Lakhani, 2020
In collaboration with Amnesty International & Copinh
Song for Berta EP - Out Now
Artwork Painting by Lea de Valmi, Graphic Design by DM Stith
Thank you to everyone above and to Sturla Mio Thorisson, Markéta Irglová, Blair Alexander, Klara Kalkusova, Fíona Manning, Bill Shipsey, Erika Guevara Rosas, Juliana Cano Nieto, Graciela Martinez, Alli Jarrar, Tamara Katzman, Ruby Houwer and everyone who helped!