Kalangu (Talking Drum)

Phil Thornton – Initiation

Authentic and powerful, Initiation weaves the haunting voice of whales and birds into the strong, mellow Dreamworld of the didgeridoo. From the fascinating and earthy sounds of this most basic of natural instruments to the superb complexity of modern keyboards, we are enmeshed in a world of compelling imagination. This is a genuinely unforgettable venture deep into the realm of a spiritual initiation.… Read more

Tarika – Son Egal (Music of Madagascar)

This album is not just field recordings, or abstract arrangements of pro-Western composers on abundant ethnic material – this is the very life of Madagascar. And it’s not for nothing that the authors of the project have made quite interesting studies of the most problematic periods of the country’s history, connected with the influence of Senegal.… Read more