...Superb 4 part collection of authentic world music from forty countries...Over fifty tracks showcase stellar performers such as the Klezmatics, Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, Mongo Santamaria, the New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band and Matt Molloy of The Chieftains. These are songs that people around the globe use to mark important events and joyous occasions. The four titles of Celebration include: Dancing With the Gods, music from uplifting religious ceremonies; Earth Spirit, celebrating the cycles of nature; Passages, which marks turning points in life, such as birth, death, and rites of initiation; and Gatherings, global festival music from many countries. These four titles from the boxed set are also available individually.
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