Various Artists

African Ambient Instruments

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This appears to be an intentionally misleading title. Look closely: it says African Ambient Instruments, not African Ambient Instrumentals. It is actually not really African, or ambient, for that matter. The title must refer to the fact that South African instruments are used, primarily shakers and mbira, with the occasional jew's-harp, all instruments leaning toward the soft end of the sound spectrum. The tunes are not traditional South African tunes, they are merely a bunch of basically pleasant, lightweight instrumentals performed on African instruments. Those seeking a more traditional African music experience or truly ambient music would be better served by looking elsewhere.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:11
2
4:58
3
1:45
4
3:55
5
1:40
6
0:27
7
2:51
8
5:08
9
6:06
10
2:40
11
2:50
12
2:33
13
2:37
14
3:11
15
3:44
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