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Music by Generation Change Empty the Tanks, Inc.


On the morning of November 18, 1961,

Marineland team spotted an orca offshore and quickly assembled a crew in an effort to capture the orca.  Although, the orca escaped several times, she was eventually captured.  Exhausted from her efforts to fight off her captors, she was taken into captivity, placed into a 100 x 50 x 19 foot oval tank.

Immediately swimming into the walls of the tank, perhaps trying to flee, she began restlessly circling the borders of her enclosure.

On the second day of her captivity She was dead —

“At 8:30 AM, on 20 November, the whale became violent and after encircling the tank at great speed and striking her body on several occasions,” Marineland staff wrote.  “She finally swam into a flume way, convulsed and expired.”1

Her name was Wanda.

This song is to honor her, Wanda, the first orca ever taken into captivity, and all marine mammals who spend their days in concrete tanks, stolen from our oceans, the reason for life on this planet.

For only $0.99 you can download our song.  All proceeds will go toward educating the next generation about the dangers of marine mammal captivity and the need to protect our oceans.

SONG: Ballad of Wanda.mp3

Buy the digital download for: $0.99 USD

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Desktop/Laptop: once purchased you will see a page with the Google Music player.  Toward the top of the page you will have options to SAVE TO GOOGLE DRIVE or DOWNLOAD the song.  The download icon looks like an arrow pointing down.  *** DO NOT CLOSE THE BROWSER OR GOOGLE DRIVE UNTIL YOU DOWNLOAD THE SONG ***
  • Mobile Device: A “Payment Successful” box will appear – click close, or Ok to acknowledge the message.  The Google Drive Player will appear.  Click on the arrow icon on the top of the page to download the song.  For iPhone users either save it to a new MEMO or email it to yourself.  Later you can open it and download it to your desktop/laptop.

*** DO NOT CLOSE THE BROWSER OR GOOGLE DRIVE UNTIL YOU DOWNLOAD THE SONG.  THE SONG WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE BROWSER IS CLOSED ***

THANK YOU FOR YOU PURCHASE

Ballad of Wanda

Music Credits:

    • Artist: Nora Paller & Evie Paller
    • Lyrics: Eric Silverman
    • Music: Brian Morrissey
    • Song Title: Ballad of Wanda
    • Album Title: Ballad of Wanda
    • Year: 2016
    • Genre: Ballad
    • Producer: Generation Change Empty the Tanks, Inc.
    • Sound Editing: Erik Paller

 

1. Messenger, S. (2014,April 05). Remembering Wanda the First Killer Whale Taken into

          Captivity. Retrieved on March 24, 2016 from https://www.thedodo.com/remebering-wanda-the-first-ki-498461409.html