In the peaceful and spiritual ecovillage of Damanhur – which has been awarded by United Nations for being a model for sustainable future – is a beautiful choir of singing trees.

Yep, you read that right. Since 1976, researchers in the commune have invented and developed equipment that can capture electromagnetic changes on the surface of leaves and roots, transforming them into actual sounds.

The best part is, these trees seem to control their electrical responses as if aware of the melodies they are creating. Isn’t that amazing?

The singing plants and trees of Damanhur have sparked off such a worldwide fascination that the people began organizing “Plant Concerts”, where musicians perform to the music created by the trees.

Watch this 15-minute video of a beautiful demonstration singing plants while one of Damanhur’s researchers explain the phenomenon.

It makes you wonder about the spirituality behind nature. The lyrics to Pocahontas‘ ‘Colors of the Wind’ by Vanessa Williams suddenly make sense now! :)