World’s saddest song — Borderlands Music Festival

Join Aramus Recordings and the Borderlands International Music Festival in celebrating our great country’s diversity with multi-genre concerts and jam sessions (November 1-7, 2020).

Our 100% volunteer staff is working on events in San Diego/Tijuana Nogales AZ/Sonora, Buffalo/Niagara, and other border communities of North America featuring collaborations between Mexician, American, and Canadian musicians.

Help kickstart the festival with this crowd-sourcing campaign!  Read on for information about participating as a musician, sponsor, or volunteer. (Facebook, Twitter, and other sharing buttons at the bottom of this page.)

About the “World’s Saddest Song”:  While living in political exile from his homeland, the famous cellist Pablo Casals performed the traditional Catalan folk song “Song of the Birds” hundreds of times to protest the racist regime of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.

Every stream the following 2-minute track generates a penny towards transportation and housing costs for Mexican musicians and festival volunteers. Downloads generate 70 cents or more for the festival.  Please share this page with your friends to get the party started!

click here to play “Song of the Birds” on Spotify 

click here to play or download “Song of the Birds” on Apple Music

click here to play or download “Song of the Birds” on Amazon

100% of this album’s profits are donated to the Borderlands International Music Festival. 

Please consider participating in the Borderlands Festival as a performer, volunteer, or donor!  Click here for more information at