For centuries, musicians from all parts of the world have crafted musical instruments using locally sourced materials. Nineteen examples of the music performed on these instruments make up the Musics of the Earth: Astonishing and Rare Instruments from the UNESCO Collection. The result is a dazzling array of instrumental music representing the music of peoples on the continents of South America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific archipelago of the Solomon Islands.
The liner notes, in English and French, provide brief background information about each of the selections.
Please enjoy a free download of the song “Brazil: Aije”
This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.