Percussion Around The World

Over 150 minutes of exuberant and exciting percussion music from Africa, India, Japan, Morocco, Middle East, South America, Mexico, Caribbean, Britain, Ireland, Spain, France, China, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Indonesia.

Saydisc has been at the forefront of recording for posterity a host of unusual, historic and traditional musics, speech and sounds since 1965 and have built up a worldwide reputation for innovation, dedication and quality. The music categories included in our saydisc range include national, traditional and regional music and songs, music, songs and dances from other traditions, music featuring unusual instruments and world music.

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"The world of percussion instruments is huge and varied, with a history as long as that of man himself. Anything that makes noise when it is beaten, struck, rattled, scraped, shaken or plucked is a percussion instrument. This unique 2-CD compilation of field and studio recordings taken from around the world and dates back over a fifty year period. Percussion instruments generally fall into one of two categories; pitched or unpitched, but they are also sometimes divided between membranophones and idiophones, or instruments with a vibrating secondary feature versus an instrument that produces sound by the vibration of its own primary material. Either way, this set contains a wide variety of each percussion type. Each track is taken from a previous Saydisc album, or an album from Village Thing or Amon Ra, sister labels in the Saydisc stable…..This set makes a good introduction to the world of percussion instruments, and world music in general." [Bruce McCollum, Music Web International]

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