Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dodos and galleons


Dodos and galleons
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My interest in dodos (Raphus cucullatus) seems to be spreading. Today I received a copy of Dodo's en galjoenen (Dodos and Galleons by Perry Moree, 2001). It's an interesting looking book about the Dutch ship, Gelderland, and its exploration of Mauritius. Lot's of good information about dodos, including some of the earliest depictions of dodos!

Also included is a music CD by the group Pekel. Pekel, a Dutch folk group, composed songs around some of the narrative from the voyage. The song is "Dodo Song" in two parts, "Meat of the Dodo" and "Dead as a Dodo". The song is sung in English, French and Dutch.

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