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Songs of the Humpback Chubb

From: Western Folklife Center Media
Series: What's in a Song
Length: 04:02

Ecologist Larry Stevens sings the saga of the Humpback Chubb, a small odd-looking fish that lives at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and which has been struggling to survive since the Colorado River was dammed years ago.

15774_small Ecologist Larry Stevens sings the saga of the Humpback Chubb, a small odd-looking fish that lives at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and which has been struggling to survive since the Colorado River was dammed years ago. Larry sings from the perspective of the Humpback Chubb longing for the days before dam.

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Ecologist Larry Stevens sings the saga of the Humpback Chubb, a small odd-looking fish that lives at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and which has been struggling to survive since the Colorado River was dammed years ago. Larry sings from the perspective of the Humpback Chubb longing for the days before dam.

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Review of Songs of the Humpback Chubb

What a delightful song and thought provoking story. I am thankful that Western Folklife Center was able to bring this song to the public. I don't know where else I would have heard the tale of the Humpback Chubb and I believe they have an important story to tell. Whether one is for or against the Grand Canyon Dam, it is certainly important for us all to understand that our interactions with nature affect many areas of life.

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Originally broadcast on NPR's Weekend Edition May 15, 2005.

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http://www.westernfolklife.org