09 April 2010
Recording of the Week: tropical Gambian ambience
You can almost feel the scorching heat of the midday sun when listening to this Gambian soundscape. The continuous chorus of insects is accompanied by the sounds of doves and other forest birds that appear to revel in the warmth:
'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected from the Soundscapes collection by Cheryl Tipp, curator of wildlife sounds at the British Library Sound Archive. The recording was made by Ian Todd in October 1997.