Having spent her life caring for livestock on her smallholding in the Carpathian Mountains, 80-year-old Silvia Dan is now starring in an album released in the UK. Made by Romanian-born, Brighton-based artist Nico de Transilvania, the album -- Interbeing -- was recorded in the remote village of Nucsoara, 180km north of Bucharest, where Dan is renowned for the pure beauty of her voice. Local musicians on traditional Romanian flutes are also featured. Described as the Amazon of Europe, the area is renowned for its old-growth forests which support lynx, wolves, and bears, but was severely affected by illegal logging. Every copy of the album sold will go towards planting native trees that are properly protected in law, in a project personally overseen by de Transilvania via her nonprofit, Forests without Frontiers. To Silvia, this means a lot: "It makes me proud that future generations will hear my ancestor's songs." "I am so happy that money raised will help to restore the landscape near my village -- it has been devastating to see the destruction, and this project gives me hope."

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