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Wapapura: A Solar-Powered Recording Session in Spain

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Merope plays a song in an open field, letting the wind and birdsong pervade their recording. (Photo: Gerry Hadden)

For the Global Hit, we are talking about a solar power recording session in the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range, outside Granada, Spain.

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It is part of an open air recording project called Wapapura, the brain child of musician Rafa Kotcherha.

And as Kotcherha explains, "for a Wapapura recording to take place, you need three elements: Music, Space and Earth."

"The music is of course the musicians we're going to record," he says.

"The space is the environment in which it is going to take place" and "the earth element is the environmental non-profit, linked to the recording, which benefits from part of the purchase of the CD online when it is released."

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